Deadline looms for Cape Elizabeth candidates

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CAPE ELIZABETH — Nomination papers from candidates for four town offices up for election Nov. 8 must be turned in at Town Hall by Friday afternoon, Sept. 9.

As of Thursday morning, Sept. 8, five people had taken out papers for the Town Council and School Board, but none had returned them.

Two seats on the Town Council are up for election.

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 candidate in state Senate District 29 against Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, who is seeking a third term.

Republican candidate Daniel Fortin dropped out before the June 14 primary and was not replaced by the GOP. The district covers parts of Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and Scarborough.

Councilor Caitlin Jordan has said she will seek re-election, and is one of three people who took out nomination papers. The others are Penelope Jordan and Shannon Auritt.

Auritt has also taken out papers to run for one of two School Board seats. Kimberly Carr and School Board member Susana Measelle Hubbs have also taken out papers.

School Board member Michael Moore had not taken out papers for re-election as of Thursday, and did not respond to several requests for comment.

All the elections are for three-year terms. Candidates must submit a minimum of 25 signatures and a maximum of 100.

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

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.