Belfast swears in city council, school board officials

By Ben Holbrook | Nov 13, 2012
Photo by: Ben Holbrook Ward 1 City Councilor Mary Mortier is sworn-in during a ceremony at City Hall, Monday, Nov. 12.

Belfast — The newly elected and reelected officials were sworn-in during a special City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 12.

Newly elected Ward 1 Councilor Mary Mortier, who narrowly edged out her opponent Chris Knight during the Nov. 6 elections, was the first official to be sworn-in during Monday’s ceremony. After being sworn in, Mortier thanked her supporters and said she would have “open ears and an open mind” when addressing any issues in the city.

Following Mortier, Ward 2 Councilor Roger Lee and Ward 5 Councilor Nancy Hamilton, who were both unopposed in their reelection bids, were sworn-in. Monday’s ceremony concluded with new Regional School Unit 20 Director Jason Perkins being sworn-in followed by RSU 20 Director Alan Wood. Both Perkins and Wood ran unopposed in the election.

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