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All but one councilor recalled in OOB

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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:34 pm

OLD ORCHARD BEACH - In Old Orchard Beach's recall election Tuesday, Councilor Bob Quinn was the only one of the seven sitting councilors to have survived the recall effort.

The remaining six were all recalled and will be replaced with new faces, except for former councilor Shawn O'Neill, who was the only candidate seeking to replace Council Chairwoman Sharri MacDonald, and former councilor Roxanne Frenette, who was elected to replace Laura Bolduc.

According to the election results posted by Town Clerk Kim McLaughlin, a little more than 2,000 residents turned out to vote in the election, during which they were also asked to approve a $45.1 million Regional School Unit 23 budget.

That budget was approved in Old Orchard Beach by a vote of 1,721 to 387. Voters in town also decided they would like to continue the annual budget referendum process in a vote of 1,392 to 697.

In terms of the recall, Quinn survived by a large margin, with 1,315 votes against recalling him and 814 in favor.

Laura Bolduc, whose term was up this coming November, was recalled in a vote of 1,367 in favor and 763 against. Frenette received 851 votes compared to 724 for Ryan Kelly.

Michael Coleman's recall vote was the closest of the day, with 1,073 in favor and 1,062 against. He will be replaced by Kenneth Blow, who earned 988 votes, as opposed to David Francoeur's 749.

Robin Dayton was recalled in a vote of 1,115 for and 1,027 against. Jay Kelley will take her seat on the Town Council after receiving 733 votes.

In the race to replace Dayton, former councilor Michael Tousignant received 721 votes; Richard Greenlee 183; and Cari-Lyn Lane 135.

Dana Furtado was recalled in a vote of 1,353 in favor to 767 against. The only candidate running for his seat was Joseph Thornton, who got 1,408 votes.

MacDonald was recalled with 1,385 in favor and 748 against and O'Neill received 1,505 votes.

Linda Mailhot was recalled in a vote of 1,330 in favor and 801 against. Again, there was only one candidate seeking Mailhot's seat - Malorie Pastor, who received 1,397 votes.

If Quinn had been recalled, Marc Guimont would have replaced him. Guimont received 644 votes, well above any of the other candidates seeking to oust Quinn.

See the June 20 issue of the Sun Chronicle for a full election analysis.

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