Write-in candidate joins Freeport council election

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FREEPORT — There will be 12 candidates on the Nov. 3 general election ballot for seats on various town boards.

There are 10 seats up for election in November, but there are no official candidates for two of them.

One resident is running as a write-in candidate for a three-year term in Town Council District 4, but no one is running for one three-year term on the Water District Board of Trustees.

Councilor Andy Wellen and Water District member Leland Arris III aren’t running for re-election. Regional School Unit 5 board member Katrina VanNostrand isn’t seeking re-election, either.

Council Chairwoman Melanie Sachs is seeking re-election as councilor-at-large. Doreen Mae Christ is also running for the seat, which has a three-year term.

Jennifer Worthy is the write-in candidate in council District 4. Worthy took out nomination papers to get on the ballot, but didn’t return them by the Sept. 9 deadline. She said work prevented her from meeting the deadline.

Worthy on Tuesday said she will be notifying the town clerk of her intent to run, so she will be recognized as an official write-in candidate.

Two three-year terms are up for election on the RSU 5 Board of Directors.

John Morang is seeking re-election to the board, as is Nelson Larkins, who lost a re-election bid last November, but was appointed to the board by the Town Council in December after Peter Murray resigned. Jeremy Clough is also running for one of the three-year seats.

There is also one, one-year seat up for election; Louise Brogan is the only candidate for that seat.

Four seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees are up for re-election. Three are three-year terms and one is a one-year term.

For the three-year terms, Michael Ashby, Andrew Sachs, Sara Randall, and James Harriman are running.

Clinton Goodenow Jr. and Wilson Woodbury are running for the one-year seat.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or kgardner@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

I'm a reporter for The Forecaster covering Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth. I'm from a small town in NH no one's ever heard of. When not reporting, I can be found eating pasta and reading books, often at the same time.