Freeport ballot has contests for council, sewer district

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FREEPORT — There will be two contested races in the Nov. 2 municipal election, one for an at-large seat on the Town Council and another for two seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees.

Two residents have returned nomination papers for the council and three will vie for the Sewer District.

In an uncontested race for seats on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors, two residents returned nomination papers for two, three-year terms and and one will seek a two-year seat.

Incumbent Councilor Sara Gideon of Bow Street, who filled the unexpired term of Genie Beaulieu, is running uncontested in District 1. Incumbent John Carp of Timber Way is uncontested for his Water District seat.

The deadline to return nomination papers was Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Council Chairman Bill Muldoon, a councilor-at-large and resident of Roos Hill Drive, said he and his wife plan to move to Harpswell in the spring, so he is not seeking re-election.

James Hendricks of West Street and Henry Lawrence III of Maple Avenue are competing for Muldoon’s at-large seat.

Hendricks, 38, is a resident of West Street and chiropractor at the Freeport Integrated Health Center. Lawrence is the owner of the Maple Hill Bed and Breakfast.

Two, three-year seats are available on the Sewer District board, where Ed Hindley and F. Donald Dorsey are not seeking re-election.

The three candidates hoping to replace them are Thomas Hudak, 63, of Park Street, a school bus driver and head custodian at Freeport High School; Dale Sawyer, 44, of Sawyer Lane, a commercial fisherman, and Garrett Simmons, 47, of Litchfield Road, a shellfish harvester and chairman the Freeport Shellfish Commission.

There are two are three-year terms and one two-year term available on the RSU 5 board. School Board members Brenda Kielty and Kristin Dorsey have reached their one-year term limits, and Betsey Peters resigned earlier this year.

Incumbent Kielty of Linwood Road, an attorney, is seeking election to a three-year term along with Peter Murray of Redding Lane. Murray is a software entrepreneur.

Holbrook Street resident Karin VanNostrand, 38, is uncontested for the two-year school seat.

Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or