Title

"Cover Story" piece on this year's boring municipal elections in Portland. All

Authors

Al Diamon

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-27-2000

Pages

8-10, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on this year's boring municipal elections in Portland. All three council candidates, one of three School Committee hopefuls and the lone contender for the Portland Water District board of trustees are all unopposed. The only contested races are for two school board seats. Nor are there any hot issues that have inflamed public passions. Portland has about 44,000 registered voters, but there's a good chance that voter turnout will shatter the old record for voter apathy set in 1996, when just 2,471 Portland voters went to the polls. With a Q&A format voter guide focusing on four of the Portland School Committee candidates, including At-Large candidates Joseph McAllen and Jonathan Radtke, and District 1 candidates Robert Griffin and Otis Thompson.

Subjects

Candidates, Political -- 2000, Elections -- 2000, Portland -- School Committee

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