A lean roster of candidates running for Camden’s open municipal, school seats

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:15am

CAMDEN —- The tide is slack this June for municipal and school board elections; in fact, there are several opportunities for write-in candidates, if anyone wants to take that on.

Deadline for returning nomination papers was April 12, and Camden Town Clerk Katrina Oakes reported April 16 (in between recording property tax checks — today is deadline day in Camden for paying property taxes) that just one person returned papers for the open seat on the Camden Select Board, and that is incumbent Marc Ratner, seeking another three-year term.

The same holds for School Administrative District 28 (Camden-Rockport K-8) and the Five Town CSD (Camden Hills Regional High School). Both Rebecca Flanagan and Pete Orne returned their nomination papers to be placed on the ballot for reelection to both school boards.

They are running unopposed.

Not one person turned in papers for a term on the Camden Personnel Board.

As for the newly formed Charter Commission, just three candidates turned in papers for six elected seats. They are Mark Haskell, Nancy Caudle-Johnson and Chris MacLean.

The Camden Select Board appointed two to that commission, John French and Deborah Dodge.

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