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Seven candidates vying for first terms on Town Council, School Board

Seven candidates will vie for four spots on the Town Council and School Board in the municipal election Nov. 3, 2020.

At the close of business Sept. 4, the last day for completing nominating petitions, four candidates for Town Council and three candidates School Board had signatures verified for a spot on the Nov. 3 ballot.

None is an incumbent.

Seeking one of two seats on the Town Council are Nicole Boucher, Kevin Jordan, Christopher Kleeman and Gretchen Noonan. Seeking one of two seats on the School Board are Audra Gore, Jennifer McVeigh and Cynthia Voltz.

In addition, South Portland resident Joseph C. Siviski will run unopposed for re-election as the Cape Elizabeth and South Portland representative on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees.

School Board incumbents Hope Straw and Nasir Shir, as well as Town Council incumbent Chris Straw, did not seek nomination. Current council chair Valerie Adams took out nomination papers but withdrew after announcing she would be moving to a different community.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at Cape Elizabeth High School on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Applications for absentee ballots are now available [More information]. Deadline for requesting absentee ballots is 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

Nominating petition status as of the 4 p.m. deadline Sept. 4, 2020:

  Address Date taken Date verified
Town Council      
* Nicole Boucher 14 Grover Road 08/20/2020 08/25/2020
Valerie Adams 23 Orchard Road 08/06/2020 will not be returning papers [news article]
* Kevin E. Jordan 91 Two Lights Road 08/31/2020 09/03/2020
* Gretchen R. Noonan 152 Ocean House Road 08/31/2020 09/04/2020
* Christopher S. Kleeman 23 Deer Field Lane 09/01/2020 09/04/2020
School Board      
* Cynthia R. Voltz 33 Philip Road 08/24/2020 08/27/2020
* Audra M. Gore 215 Two Lights Road 08/31/2020 09/01/2020
* Jennifer McVeigh 7 Brentwood Road 08/31/2020 09/04/2020
Portland Water District      
** Joseph C. Siviski 86 Mussey Street, South Portland 08/14/2020 09/03/2020

* Petition signatures verified, name will appear on Nov. 5 ballot
** Cape Elizabeth and South Portland petition signatures verified, name will appear in the Nov. 3 ballot