Close race for Peaks Island Council; Libby returns to water district

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PORTLAND — Jimal Thundershield held a slim, 11-vote lead Tuesday evening when unofficial results were released in voting for the Peaks Island Council.

Thundershield led his opponent, Marjorie Phyfe, 317-306, in the race for a one-year term on the island council.

Incumbent Mary Anne Mitchell edged Cheryl Miner in the race for a three-year seat on the Peaks council, 441-322.

Incumbent Gary Libby, who has served as a Portland Water District trustee for 18 years, easily won re-election Tuesday.

Libby defeated challenger Nisha Swinton, 16,881 to 9,868. He will serve as one of the city’s four elected representatives on the 11-member board, which governs water services to Portland and 10 surrounding communities.

Erno Bonnebakker, William Overlock and Daniel Doane all won uncontested elections to serve as directors of the Casco Bay Island Transit District. Anthony Alves narrowly defeated Robin Clark in the at-large director’s race, 372-333.

William Hall can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @hallwilliam4.