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City elections update: Richards and Toland on April ballot

The April elections will officially include a rematch between former mayor Don Richards and incumb++ent Mayor Dan Toland. Richards turned in nomination papers Friday, Jan. 3, and is now on the April ballot as a candidate for Mayor. Toland turned in his nomination papers Tuesday, Dec. 31.

He defeated then incumbent mayor Richards two years ago. 

Incumbent Dan Gulick also turned in nomination papers Tuesday for city council member at large. City Clerk Lu Ann Hecht said both are now officially on the April ballot.

In another change to the lineup of candidates, Aaron Taylor signed a declaration of candidacy for District 4 council member. In order to be on the ballot, Hecht said, Taylor will need to get 20 signatures on his nomination papers and have them turned in by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.

On Friday, Dec. 27, incumbent Christopher Gagne, District 4 council member, turned in a notification of non-candidacy. He accepted an out-of-state law enforcement job, and will be moving.

Other candidates who have filed for office or are preparing to include:

  • Declared and turned in signatures, now eligible for the ballot: David Reese, District 3 council member; June Cicero, municipal judge; Scott Morrissette, council member at large.

The filing period for the local spring election ends 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.