Government Spotlight

Candidate Forums – Save the Dates!

The New Gloucester Candidate/Referendum Committee is under way planning forums in May with candidates for select board, charter commission, and MSAD 15 school board.    

The forums are your chance to hear directly from candidates ahead of the June 8th election.  Please save the dates and plan to join us!

Select Board Candidate Forum: Wednesday May 5th at 6:30 pm on Zoom:

I. Two open seats for 3-year terms:
— Candidates are Karen Gilles, Stephen Hathorne, Paul Larrivee

II. One open seat for 1-year term:
— Candidates are Linda Chase, Scott Doyle, Brian Shedlarski, Dustin Ward

Charter Commission Candidate Forum: Thursday May 6th at 6:30 pm on Zoom

— Voters will choose 6 at-large members for the Charter Commission:
— Candidates are Michael Arata, Peter Bragdon, Lucinda Brakey, Dan Ellingson, Karen Farrell, Stephen Hathorne, Penny Hilton, Michael Lang, Kathleen Potter, John Salisbury, Ben Tettlebaum, Cleo Werner

MSAD 15 School Board Candidate Forum: date TBA

— One open seat for 3-year term:
— Candidates are Jason Hart and Deborah Lang

We’re excited see so many citizens interested in serving our community in these critical roles.  Candidates, our committee will be reaching out to you with forum details! 

Special thanks to town clerks and elections experts Sharlene Myers and Kim Getchell for providing the lists of candidates to us and for the painstaking work of certifying signatures on nomination papers.   

Are there questions you’d like the moderators to ask at the forums?  Please email them to us at

Joanne Cole, New Gloucester Candidate/Referendum Committee