Wiscasset organizes competitions for the board of directors, the school committee

The June 14 municipal election in Wiscasset will have contested races for the board and school select committee. No nomination papers were filed for the budget committee.

James Andretta, Ben Rines Jr., William “Bill” Maloney, Wallace Giakas and the incumbent and current board submitted nomination papers for three two-year seats on the board before the filing deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14. said President Sarah Whitfield, City Clerk Linda Perry. Rines is a former adviser and Maloney is a member of the budget committee. Two elected officials whose seats are to be filled, Kim Andersson and Pam Dunning, are not seeking new mandates.

Candidates were required to collect at least 25 but no more than 100 signatures from registered Wiscasset voters.

Four residents returned nomination papers asking for two of the three-year seats on the school committee. Jason Putnam, the current vice president, is the sole incumbent. The other candidates are Jonathan D. Barnes, Jodi Hardwick and John D. MacLaren II. President Michael Dunn is not seeking re-election.

No one has applied for any of the vacancies on the budget committee. This group meets intermittently throughout the city’s fiscal year. The budget committee reviews the select council’s budget, making recommendations on terms of reference for voters to consider. In previous years, seats on the budget committee were filled by written votes or appointments made by the select council.

Ryan Demeny returned nomination papers for a two-year term as trustee on the Wiscasset Water District. Nobody pulled out any papers for two three-year terms.

Polling stations on Election Day will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wiscasset Community Center on Gardiner Road. Mail-in ballot applications for the June 14 election and municipal assembly can be downloaded from www.wiscasset.org/departments/town-clerk-and-elections or contact the town hall.