Friday, December 13, 2013
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Staff photo by Joe Phelan
There are no large donations in sight: McPherson said Wednesday there is only “a few thousand dollars” in Team Hall-Dale’s bank account. But McPherson said he’s assembling a group of volunteers to do “social media fundraising” for the group.
“It hasn’t really come together yet, but it will,” he said.
McPherson said he would continue fundraising if elected to the council. He would have to give up his seats on the boards of the Hallowell Water District and Greater Augusta Utilities District if he wins the council seat.
Other than the at-large seat race between McPherson and Lapointe, Hallowell’s ballot will likely be devoid of contested races. Candidates have until Sept. 10 to return nomination papers.
Mark Walker of Water Street, president of the city council, is running unopposed for mayor. Only Lynn Irish, of Second Street, is running to replace him as councilor from Ward 2, largely in the northern part of the city.
Councilor Mark Sullivan of Second Street is running unopposed for re-election in Ward 4 on the city’s southern edge, while Hallowell’s Dawn Gallagher is running unopposed for re-election as director of the school board of Regional School Unit 2, comprised also of Dresden, Farmingdale, Monmouth and Richmond.
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