AUGUSTA — Mark O’Brien and Corey Wilson were elected to fill two at-large seats on the Augusta City Council.

In a three-way race for the two seats, O’Brien received 4,064 votes, and Wilson received 2,637, both topping Jim Paulette’s 1,817, in unofficial results.

In another three-way race, for the lone Ward 3 council spot, Stanley Koski, a former councilor, battled Harold Elliott Jr., who ran unsuccessfully for council in 2012, and Jarody, who previously has run for City Council and the state Legislature.

Elliott, in unofficial results, won a three-way race for Ward 3, receiving 578 votes to Koski’s 512 and Jarody’s 345.

O’Brien, 57, an attorney with the U.S. Small Business Administration, served on the Augusta Board of Education from 1989 to 2000, the last eight years of which he was chairman of the board. He then moved over to City Council, where he was an at-large member, Ward 4 city councilor, and interim mayor in 2014. He believes his experience would be helpful on the council, especially as three current councilors, Patrick Paradis, Cecil Munson and Dale McCormick, are coming off the board.

O’Brien was easily the top vote-getter in each of the city’s four wards.

Wilson, 31, a manager at VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus, represented Augusta in the state House of Representatives from 2012 to 2014. Wilson said he’s a moderate with the ability to work well with others for the common good.

Elliott, 62, who also works for Togus, said he was running because he is interested in seeing the city move forward and wants to help the downtown continue to be revitalized.

Keith Edwards — 621-5647

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Twitter: @kedwardskj


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