Belfast voters choose Sanders, Bonneville and Hurley

Hills, Grey reelected to RSU 71 Board of Directors
By Carolyn Zachary | Nov 06, 2019

Belfast — Outgoing City Councilor Eric Sanders is the new mayor of Belfast. Running unopposed, Sanders received 1,221 votes in the municipal election Tuesday.

Brenda Bonneville scored 961 votes to 543 for opponent Sophia Ridgely Fuller to succeed Sanders in the Ward 3 council seat.

In another uncontested race, longtime Ward 4 City Councilor Mike Hurley garnered 1,130 votes.

City Clerk Amy Flood announced citywide results at 11:42 p.m. yesterday.

In other results, Caitlin Hills and Charles Grey were both reelected to the Regional School Unit 71 Board of Directors with 959 and 850 votes, respectively. Hills has been serving as board chairwoman.

Larry Theye was elected warden for Wards 1 and 2 with 1,147 votes; he ran unopposed. No one filed for Ward 5 warden, but there were 36 write-ins for the position.

Susan Cooney was elected ward clerk for Wards 3 and 4 with 1,106 votes, while Catherine Holand won the post for Ward 5 with 1,034 votes. Both ward clerk positions were uncontested, although there were six write-ins for Wards 3 and 4 and four write-ins for Ward 5.

No one sought the clerk post for Wards 1 and 2, but there were 41 write-ins for the position.

The mayor and councilors will be sworn in at City Hall Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m.

 

 

 

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