Sheff, buoyed by Winterport votes, wins treasurer

Nov 06, 2018
Peter Sheff, left; Bill Sneed, right.

Republican Peter Sheff of Morrill is vying with Democrat Bill Sneed of Prospect for the position of Waldo County treasurer.

Sneed held the lead in the race until the last results from Winterport were received Nov. 7, boosting Sheff's numbers. The margin is 163 votes, in favor of Sheff.

Taxes and budget reform are both priorities for Sheff. Besides "making sure the commissioners are not over-spending, and alerting them if they are," Sheff sees this position as "a larger platform in which to address legislators in Augusta."

Sneed has served on the Waldo County Budget Committee for 15 years, 12 of those as its chairman. He has also been a Prospect selectman for 17 years and served 13 years on the town's Planning Board.

Contacted on the morning of Nov. 7, Sheff said he thought it would be a close race, though he credits his door-to-door campaigning as to what put him over the edge.

"I did a lot of knocking on doors," he said.

"I'm thrilled and excited to get to work," Sheff said. " I wish my opponent the best."


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