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Council, School Board races contested in Cape Elizabeth

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Council, School Board races contested in Cape Elizabeth

CAPE ELIZABETH — There will be two competitive elections in Cape Elizabeth this fall.

Three people are vying for two seats on the Town Council; and another three are running for two seats on the School Board.

For Town Council, incumbent Councilor Caitlin Jordan is seeking a second term. She is challenged by two political newcomers: Imad Khalidi and Martha MacAuslan.

Jordan, 30, is a lawyer and co-owner of Alewives Brook Farm. Khalidi, 61, is chief executive of Auto Europe, an international car rental reservation business in Portland. MacAuslan, 54, whom most people know as Molly, is semi-retired and a part-time graduate student at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Mass. She is also chairwoman of the Library Planning Committee.

Town Councilor Frank Governali, whose first full term on the council ends in December, is not seeking re-election.

For the School Board, incumbent Michael Moore is running for a second term. William Gross and Susana Measelle Hubbs are also on the ballot.

Moore is an investment advisor with Bigelow Investment Advisors in Portland. Hubbs, 46, is a political newcomer. She is an artist and stay-at-home mother to three school-aged children. Gross didn't respond to a reporter's message.

Mary Townsend, who has served on the board for five years, including a stint as chairwoman, is not seeking re-election.

Nomination papers were due to the town clerk by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Election Day is Nov. 5.