Yarmouth candidates running unopposed

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YARMOUTH — David Ray and Susan Stover are not seeking re-election to the School Committee in the upcoming June election.

Nomination papers were due April 24 for two seats on Town Council, three seats on the School Committee, and one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees.

Barring write-in campaigns, all the elections will be uncontested.

Ray, who has served four three-year terms over the past 13 years, isn’t running again because he has reached the limit of two consecutive terms.

Ray also said he doesn’t plan to run again next year.

“My direct contact of having a kid in the system is over, so I don’t think I’ll run again,” he said.

Ray said he likes the work he’s done with the committee over the past dozen years.

“I feel like I’ve done my service,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed it.”

Stover, who has served one term, said she isn’t running again because of her schedule.

“I don’t have time,” she said. “I went back to school. My life changed a lot since I was last elected.”

While she has enjoyed serving on the committee, she said she wants to focus on getting her degree and becoming a teacher. She said doing both will take up a lot of time.

“The School Committee is great, but it’s a lot of work,” Stover said.

Laura Coroi and Jeanne Rapone are running for the two open seats on the School Committee, while incumbent Tim Wheaton is seeking re-election. Coroi is on the board of directors of the Yarmouth Education Foundation, and Rapone owns a kitchen and bath design company.

Walter Anderson is not running for re-election to the Yarmouth Water District Board of Trustees. Anderson couldn’t be reached for comment, but according to district Superintendent Bob MacKinnon, Anderson is moving out of town.

Thomas Brennan is the only candidate for the water district seat.

Councilors David Craig and James MacLeod are both seeking re-election to three-year terms on the Town Council.

Election Day is June 9.

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.