Joey Ouellette wins Fort Kent council seat
FORT KENT, Maine — Joey Ouellette said he is eager to get back to the business of serving Fort Kent now that he has been elected to a three-year seat on the town council.
“I’m excited to be back on the board and to be able to work on making some positive adjustments to our community,” Ouellette said after the election. “I think right now the priority is to keep Fort Kent safe from coronavirus and doing what we can to prevent anyone from becoming sick. After this settles, [it’s] trying to find ways to bring families and jobs back to Fort Kent.”
There were 153 ballots cast in the election which took place at the Fort Kent Municipal Building. Town officials had taken special precautions to protect voters from the coronavirus.
Ouellette, who has served as a councilor before, received 77 votes at Monday night’s election, Town Clerk Angela Coulombe said. Candidate Kevin Plourde received 42 votes and Robert Michaud procured 33 votes.
Ouellette will serve a three-year term, replacing councilor Scott Pelletier whose term expired.
In uncontested school board seats, Jacob Theriault was elected to a three-year term in SAD 27 Ward 3 and Gary Sibley was elected to Ward 4. Both school board director positions are for a three-year term.
Coulombe will contact Ouellette, Theriault and Sibley to officially swear them in to their respective offices.