MIDCOAST — Election day has come and gone, with turnouts in the Midcoast averaging higher than most non-gubernatorial elections of the past. Here’s how things ended up:

Freeport had three uncontested races for town councilor. As a result, Eric Horne will be a new councilor-at-large, replacing Bill Rixon; Sarah Tracy retains her seat in District 2; and Douglas Reighley is a new District 3 councilor, replacing Peter Anzuini.

For Regional School Unit 5, Lindsay Sterling keeps her spot on the board, garnering 1,635 votes. Madelyn Vertenten joins the board after receiving 1,340 votes, replacing Beth Parker, who chose not to run for another term. Tiffany Jones, the third in the running failed to gain a seat, receiving 1,108 votes.

Brunswick had two uncontested and one contested race for town council. Christopher Watkinson is the new District 5 councilor, replacing Dan Harris. In District 7, James Mason is replacing Sarah Brayman.

The one contested race for councilor-at-large was won by incumbent Kathy Wilson, over Whitney Parrish. Wilson won 2,960 to 2,524.

School board also had uncontested races, with James Grant, Sarah Singer and William Thompson all  running for re-election unopposed.

Topsham’s select board race had three  candidates for two seats. Both incumbents, David Douglass and Ruth Lyons, won. Douglass received 1,462 votes, and Lyons  2,054. John Graham, the third candidate, received 943 votes.

Topsham also had an uncontested race for the Maine School Administrative District  75 board. Matthew Drewette-Card, Andrea Imrie, Jane Scease, and Jeffrey Wolkens all ran for re-election and won.

Two newcomers ousted incumbents in Bath’s election.

In Ward 1, incumbent Gregory Page lost to newcomer Phyllis Bailey, 200 – 165. For the councilor-at-large position, incumbent James Omo lost to Julie Ambrosino 1,161 to 870.

In Ward 6, incumbent Susan Bauer handily defeated Al Ferguson, 203 – 50. Bauer won with over 80 percent of the vote.

Multiple charter and bond questions were also approved in Bath. A bond ordinance for $2.8 million to finance sidewalk and street construction was approved 1,832 to 395. A charter amendment bringing Bath’s policies on deadlines for municipal candidates in line with state law was also approved, 1,817 to 311. A second charter amendment allowing the city manager to live outside the city limits, with specific approval of a majority of the city council, was also approved 1,217 to 965.

Another bond ordinance for the construction of a new Morse High School was also approved. Regional School Unit 1 voters in all four towns approved the bond, with the total of all towns  at 3195 – 1020.

For the Regional School Unit 1 school board, Anita Brown, Megan Fuller, William Perkins and Jennifer Ritch-Smith all ran unopposed.


Allison Hepler and Jason Shaw retained their seats on Woolwich Select Board. Hepler received 669 votes and Shaw 743. Jim Gabor made an unsuccessful bid for a seat, receiving only 272 votes.

Wiscasset voters faced no select board elections, but did have to decide on multiple ordinances and petitions.

Article 2, the purchase of an ambulance, was approved 676 – 330.

Article 3, a shellfish conservation ordinance amendment, was approved 766 – 223.

Article 4, a petition-led request to repeal the town’s historic preservation ordinance, lost 437 – 536.

Article 5, a request to transfer funds from the planning account to the fund balance, won 809 – 139. The request was petition-created, after an earlier petition-created vote at the annual town meeting reinstated the funds.

A five-way race for select board was won by Louis Abbotoni, with 280 votes. Catherine Blount came in second with 184, Lawrence Sidelinger third with 135, Lorraine Faherty fourth with 87, and Elisabeth Printy fifth with 66 votes.

A petition-led proposal for a moratorium on all development in town was defeated, 358 – 420.