News Feature

The Peninsula
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, January 13, 2022
Residents file nomination papers for municipal, school board seats
Still time to file in some towns

by Jeffrey B. Roth

SEDGWICK—Sedgwick residents have filed nomination papers for town clerk, seats on the select board, road commissioner and two school board seats.

Cindy Reilly, the incumbent town clerk, who is running for another three-year term, said Colby Pert has filed papers for the second selectman seat, which is currently held by Robert Publicover. Late last year, Publicover announced that he had decided not to run for another three-year term.

Paul Carter, incumbent road commissioner, is seeking another three-year term, Reilly said.

Three residents have filed nomination papers for two three-year school board seats—incumbents Sommer Anderson and Jennifer Larrabee, and a third candidate, Anne Schroth.

BROOKSVILLE—In Brooksville, the deadline for filing nomination papers was January 6, according to Amber Bakeman, town clerk, who is seeking reelection to a one-year term. John Gray, incumbent selectman, has filed papers to seek another three-year term; incumbent tax collector Yvonne Redman has filed papers for another one-year term; incumbent treasurer Freida Peasley has filed papers for another one-year term; Matthew Dow, incumbent municipal fire chief, has filed papers seeking another one-year term; and Mark Blake, who was appointed as road commissioner on January 1, is seeking a three-year term.

Incumbent school board member Barbara Blake-Chapman is seeking another three-year term, as is Despe Lebel. Kalahn Pundt has filed papers to run for a seat on the school board, Bakeman said. Incumbent Gerald Gray has filed papers for another three-year term on the planning board.

Two incumbents and two other individuals have filed papers to seek three-year terms on the budget and advisory committee, Bakeman said. The incumbents are Earl Clifford Jr. and Andrew Ladd; the two individuals are David Ciampa and David Zachow.

The election is scheduled for Monday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the town office. The annual town meeting will be held Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at Brooksville Elementary School.

BLUE HILL—The deadline to file nomination papers for open seats is January 31, town administrator Shawna Ambrose said. There are two three-year openings on the select board that were created last year when voters approved a measure to expand the select board from three to five members. The two-year select board seat, currently held by Jim Dow, is also up for election. Dow hasn’t said whether he will seek reelection.

In addition, there are two three-year seats open on the planning board. Jan Snow said she plans to seek reelection to the three-year seat she now holds on the school board.

The municipal election will be held Friday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ambrose said. The annual town meeting will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 2, to vote on warrant items.

BROOKLIN—In Brooklin, nomination papers became available on January 6; they must be returned by February 15 in order for individuals to be eligible to run for office, said Town Clerk Heather Candage, who is seeking another three-year term as tax collector.

In addition, incumbent select board member David Reiley is seeking another three-year term, and Neil Allen is seeking another one-year term as road commissioner. Candage said that she did not know if Nicholas Carter plans to seek another three-year term on the school board.

SURRY—In Surry, nomination papers will be available on January 21 and are due back to the town office on March 8, town clerk Angela Smith said. There is one open seat on the select board and two seats open on the school board.