Skolnik won't seek 2nd term on Portland City Council

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PORTLAND — Citing work commitments, City Councilor Daniel Skolnik announced July 11 that he will not seek re-election in November.

Skolnik is the District 3 councilor and is serving his first term. District 3 includes Deering Highlands, Rosemont, Stroudwater and Libbytown.

An attorney, Skolnik said he has two big trials coming up and is working on a new technology business venture. He took out nomination papers when they became available earlier this month.

William Mitchell, the son of gubernatorial candidate Elizabeth Mitchell, has also taken out papers to run in District 3, along with Cedarhurst Lane resident Eric Grant.