Topsham has 1 contested local election, Bath none

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TOPSHAM — Selectmen Marie Brillant and William Thompson face a re-election challenge from resident John Graham on the Nov. 8 ballot.

In Bath, meanwhile, all municipal elections will be uncontested.

Brillant and Thompson were elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Graham serves on Topsham’s Historic District Committee.

Holly Kopp, who has served two, three-year-terms as a Topsham representative to the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors, is unchallenged in her bid for another term.

Nomination papers for both Topsham boards were due Sept. 26.

Bath Councilor Mari Eosco, the council’s chairwoman since 2013 and the first woman to hold that title, is running for the at-large seat being vacated by Councilor Steve Brackett.

Eosco, who represents Ward 5, completed the term of the late Councilor Jack Hart before winning her first full term in 2007. David Comeau Sr., who served on the council from 1989-1994, is the only candidate for the Ward 5 seat being vacated by Eosco.

Councilor Leverett “Tink” Mitchell, the Ward 7 representative, is also seeking re-election. 

Nomination papers for the City Council were due Sept. 20.

Alan Walton, a Regional School Unit 1 director since 2010 who currently fills an “unrestricted residence” position, was the only person to return papers by the Sept. 26 deadline for School Board candidates.

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.