OAKLAND — Incumbents on the Town Council, Budget Advisory Committee and Regional School Unit 18 School Board are running unopposed in the November election for new terms in office.

Nomination papers for elected positions were available in early August and due back to the town office Monday.

Town Clerk Janice Porter said the incumbents were the only people who took out nomination papers.

The town advertised the open positions on the town website, in the newspaper and at the town office, but no one aside from incumbents showed interest in running, Porter said.

Uncontested elections aren’t unusual in Oakland, Porter said.

Longtime councilors Don Borman and Dana Wrigley are running for three-year terms on the Town Council.

Wrigley, who has been on the council for nine years, said Monday afternoon that he was surprised there wasn’t more interest in the elections. The last time he was elected, three years ago, there were at least five candidates running for council.

Even though he doesn’t have any competitors, Wrigley said he still intends to campaign.

“I still plan to be around to see people and let them know we’re running, at least to get people out to vote anyway,” Wrigley said.

Thomas Burton, a recently appointed member of the RSU 18 school board, is running for his first full three-year term, according to Porter.

Harold Buzzell and Charles Sweigart are both running for four-year terms on the budget advisory committee. This will be Sweigart’s first full term on the committee, but Buzzell has been on it for a long time, Porter said.

The Oakland ballot will also include a referendum on a new $1.05 million police station on Fairfield Street.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Peter McGuire — 861-9239

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