AUGUSTA — Three veteran city councilors are coming off the council this year, but some familiar faces in local politics are vying to take their place.

Ward 3 Councilor Patrick Paradis and At-Large Councilor Cecil Munson, both first elected in 2007, are being forced off the council by term limits, while incumbent At-Large Councilor Dale McCormick, elected in 2013, didn’t file nomination papers to retain her spot on the council.

Three candidates filed papers seeking the Ward 3 seat, all of whom have either held or run for local office before in Augusta.

Candidates for the Ward 3 council position are:

• Stanley Koski, a former city councilor who served two three-year terms as an at-large councilor from 2002 to 2007, and who was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 2006;

• Jarody, who uses only one name and has previously run unsuccessfully for city council; and


• Harold Elliott, who ran unsuccessfully for city council in 2012.

Three other candidates are seeking to fill the two open at-large spots on the council:

• Mark O’Brien, a former city councilor, interim mayor and school board chairman;

• Corey Wilson, who previously represented Augusta in the state House of Representatives; and

• James Paulette, a newcomer to local politics.

There will also be one contested school board race in November, with incumbent Edward Hastings facing a challenge from newcomer Holly Kiidli.


Two other school board spots will go uncontested, with only one candidate for each.

Staci Fortunato is seeking the Ward 1 school board spot now held by incumbent Jennifer Day, who did not take out papers seeking reelection.

The only candidate for the Ward 4 school board position, now held by Katie Vose, who is not seeking reelection, is Kati McCormick.

City Clerk Roberta Fogg said nominations were due Tuesday and election workers have since certified the nomination papers of all candidates, ensuring they turned in enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. The election is Nov. 8.

Keith Edwards — 621-5647

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Twitter: @kedwardskj

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