Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By Michael Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
State House Bureau
HALLOWELL — Candidates for municipal offices will appear at a City Hall forum Tuesday night ahead of a Nov. 5 city election to feature one contested race.
The Hallowell candidates’ forum is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, at the corner of Second and Winthrop streets. It’s sponsored by the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Row House and Harlow Gallery.
That race, between George Lapointe, of Middle Street, and Andrew McPherson, of Chamberlain Drive, is for an at-large seat on the city council.
Mark Walker, of Water Street, president of the council, is running unopposed for mayor. Mayor Charlotte Warren is not running for re-election.
That puts Walker’s Ward 2 council seat, representing the city’s northeast section along the Kennebec River and up Central and Winthrop streets, up for grabs. Lynn Irish, of Second Street, is running unopposed for the seat.
Councilor Mark Sullivan, of Second Street, is running unopposed for re-election to his Ward 4 seat, representing the city’s southeast section, while Dawn Gallagher of Union Street is running alone for re-election to Regional School Unit 2’s board, which she currently chairs.
The forum, moderated by Garrett Corbin, a Hallowell resident and legislative advocate for the Maine Municipal Association, will allow all candidates a five-minute introduction, followed by moderator and audience questions.
Michael Shepherd — 370-7652