Cape Elizabeth council election: 3 candidates (2 Jordans)

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CAPE ELIZABETH — Three candidates will vie for two Town Council seats on Nov. 8, while two candidates for School Board will be unopposed.

Nomination papers for the general election ballot were due back to Town Hall by Sept. 9.

Councilor Caitlin Jordan is seeking her third term and will be challenged by her distant cousin, former Councilor Penelope Jordan, and Shannon Auritt, of Wainwright DriveThe two seats are both for three-year terms.

Council Chairwoman Molly MacAuslan is not seeking re-election because she is a candidate for the Legislature. MacAuslan, who is in her first term on the council, is running as an independent in state Senate District 29 against Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, who is seeking a third term.

School Board member Susana Measelle Hubbs and political newcomer Kimberly Carr are unopposed for two three-year terms on the board.

School Board member Michael Moore is not seeking re-election and didn’t return requests for comment.

Candidates nights, which are hosted by Cape Elizabeth High School government class students, will take place Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. each night, at Town Hall.

Polls will be open on Election Day at CEHS from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. The School Board has canceled school district-wide for the day because of traffic and safety concerns due to the large turnout that is expected. Students will instead have class on Oct. 7, which was a scheduled day off for Columbus Day.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or kgardner@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

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I'm a reporter for The Forecaster covering Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth. I'm from a small town in NH no one's ever heard of. When not reporting, I can be found eating pasta and reading books, often at the same time.