Voters went to the polls in several towns Tuesday to choose new elected leaders.

Here’s who got elected in each town as of the Kennebec Journal deadline. For complete results, go to centralmaine.com.

Manchester

Doug Ide won a two-way race for a two-year term on the Board of Selectmen.

Ide received 223 votes to Alexander Wright’s 143.

The two sought a seat being vacated by Jeremy Pare, who did not take out papers to run for re-election.

Ide, 49, has served on numerous local committees and other groups including the school board, as chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee, on the town’s parks committee, and is also a founder and still coordinator of the Manchester Apple Festival, a founder of the Manchester Conservation Commission and founder of the annual town Christmas tree lighting.

Wright, 19, is enrolled at the University of Maine at Augusta and works for his father’s company, East American Trading Co., a small agricultural business in Readfield. He is on the Cobbossee Watershed District board of trustees.

Litchfield

Two newcomers with backgrounds in business and one veteran public servant competed for a three-year term on the Litchfield Select Board.

Tim LaChapelle won the seat with 195 votes; incumbent Rayna Leibowitz took 183, and Kenneth Lizotte, 131.

LaChapelle is a self-employed property manager who wanted to keep taxes low while improving the transparency of town operations. He has also proposed expanding the select board by two seats and making more documents readily available to voters on the town website.

Richmond

Results for Richmond selectman’s seat being vacated by board Chairman Peter Warner were not available at press time.

The race featured Ryan Chandler, 41, who has worked in a number of capacities for town government, including code enforcement officer and plumbing inspector, has served most recently as a member of the Budget Committee. He said he wanted to serve in a role that would allow him to make budget decisions.

Chandler is a senior manufactured housing inspector for the state of Maine.

The race for the three-year term attracted three candidates.

Ryan Shea, 41, ran unsuccessfully in 2014 for a seat on the board of selectmen. Shea owns Quality Landscaping and has said he’s a fiscal conservative.

Karyn Hixson was unavailable for an interview in the days leading up to the vote.

Windsor

Chris Haiss won a seat on the Board of Selectmen with 130 votes; Allison Whynot took 69 votes.

Haiss, 30, is a marine engineer who has been on the Windsor Budget Committee since last year.

Whynot, 49, is an educational technician at Windsor Elementary School, where she has worked for 15 years.

Winthrop

Three Winthrop residents were on the Tuesday ballot to compete for a term that runs through the rest of the year. The death in December of Councilor Ken Buck Sr. necessitated an election. Results were unavailable at press time.

One candidate was his widow, Barbara Buck, who has been serving on the council on an interim basis since his death. Before the election, Buck, who works for the state Department of Administrative and Financial Services, said she would like to keep taxes low and promote economic development. She also supported expanding funding for Winthrop’s youth programs.

One of her challengers, James King, a retiree from the nonprofit sector, said he would focus on the town’s infrastructure if elected to the council. He proposed hiring an economic development official for the town.

The other candidate for the Winthrop Town Council was Aaron White, an emergency medical technician now taking classes to become a physician’s assistant. White said he wanted to keep taxes from continuing to rise in the next few years and suggested Winthrop invest in more regional services.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under:

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.