North Yarmouth special election to be held Sept. 21

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NORTH YARMOUTH — A special election to fill Clark Whittier’s recently vacated seat on the Board of Selectmen will be held Sept. 21.

Nomination papers, available at the office of Town Clerk Debbie Grover, are due back Aug. 6.

Whittier in April announced his resignation from the board, effective June 30, one year before the end of his term.

Whittier, who served the town for more than 30 years, said he no longer had a passion for the job.

The winner of the special election will serve the final year of Whittier’s term. Also on the ballot is a three-year seat on the Budget Committee.

As of Monday morning, July 6, papers had been taken out by three people:

  • Audrey Lones of Baston Road, who has served on the town’s Economic Development and Sustainability Committee and Charter Commission, and on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors.

  • Jim Moulton of Mill Road, a former selectman and School Board member.

  • And Keith Thompson of Bryn Lane, who was narrowly defeated by Jeanne Chadbourne in last month’s Board of Selectmen election.

No one had taken out papers for the Budget Committee, according to Grover.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.