Several potential candidates emerge in Scarborough, 1 returns nomination papers

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SCARBOROUGH — Several people have taken out nomination papers for open seats on the Town Council, Board of Education and Portland Water District Board of Trustees.

Papers are due to the town clerk by Sept. 1. So far, one candidate has returned enough verifiable signatures to appear on the November ballot.

Kerry Corthell, 58, has returned nomination papers for one of two three-year seats on the Town Council, currently occupied by Councilors Michael Woods and Judy Roy.

Corthell’s history includes sitting on the Scarborough Economic Development Corp. Vision Implementation Committee and the Charter Review Committee. She worked for several banks in Maine and Ohio and has volunteered for organizations including United Way, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Maine Women’s Fund and EqualityMaine. She is a graduate of the Women, Work and Community’s New Ventures program.

Woods and Roy have taken out papers for re-election, but have not returned them.

Moira Erickson has taken out papers for the three-year seat and Richard Sullivan Jr. and James Benedict have taken out papers for both the three-year seat and the one-year seat recently vacated by Councilor Shawn Babine.

John Cole has taken out papers for one of the two available seats on the Board of Education.

Robert McSorley has taken out papers for the open seat on the water district, with a term to expire in 2013.

Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or

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