First Published: 1999-03-07
A strong write-in campaign earned Susan Jordan a School Board seat in the town's only contested race Saturday. Jordan, with 104 votes, won the second of two available seats on the board, finishing just seven votes ahead of Scott Kaplan with 97.
The other School Board seat went to Candace Gleason, who polled 168 votes. James Briggs, who did not seek reelection to the School Board, won the available selectman's seat without opposition. He received 209 of 221 possible votes.
In races for lesser offices, incumbents seeking re-election won their seats without opposition.
In the only referendum on the ballot, townspeople overwhelmingly voted to continue sending Pownal high school students to either Greely or Freeport High Schools. The vote to extend the contracts with those schools passed by a 195-18 margin. Candidates will be sworn into office following Monday's town meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. at Pownal Elementary School,
title: "Pownal School Board seat gained by write-in"
citation: "Pownal School Board seat gained by write-in" Newspapers.com, Portland Press Herald, March 7, 1999, https://pressherald.newspapers.com/article/portland-press-herald-pownal-school-boar/127867422/