Write-in votes put Moore on Cape School Board; Governali, Jordan get council seats

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CAPE ELIZABETH — In an election that wasn’t tallied until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, voters re-elected incumbent Town Councilor Frank Governali and elected political neophyte Caitlin Jordan to the Town Council.

Kim Monaghan-Derrig and write-in candidate Michael Moore were elected to the School Board. Moore defeated another write-in candidate, Fredrick Sturtevant, 902-180.

Four residents competed for the two available council seats but Governali received the most votes, 2,515. Jordan finished second with 2,226 votes. Councilor Penny Jordan did not seek re-election.

James Wagner, a local business owner and lawyer, received 2,061 votes. John McGinty, a retired police lieutenant, firefighter and emergency medical technician, received 1,749 votes.

Of the town’s estimated 9,000 residents, 70 percent cast ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Town Clerk Debra Lane said about 2,000 were absentee ballots.

Governali, 55, of Old Ocean House Road, received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration in finance from New York University.

He said he is looking forward to working with the council for the next three years.

Jordan, 27, of Old Ocean House Road, is the business manager of Alewives Brook Farm and an attorney. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from New England College and her law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

She said she has no agenda, but will bring her energy to the council.

“It will take some time for me to learn the ropes, but I am looking forward to the experience,” she said Wednesday.

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Monaghan-Derrig, 51, was the only candidate on the School Board ballot. She received 4,007 votes and will serve a three-year term.  Last year, Monaghan-Derrig ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Town Council.

Moore said he was pleased to hear he won the second seat.

“The main priorities I want to address are leadership for the district, aligning our priorities and funding,” he said Wednesday afternoon. He said he is looking forward to helping with the search for new superintendent, too.

In an uncontested, five-year term for a seat on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees, John Brady received 4,104 votes in Cape Elizabeth. Unofficial results in South Portland showed Brady with 8,520 votes.

Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@theforecaster.net

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