Candidates square off for 2 SP council seats

October 9th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

SOUTH PORTLAND — Two races for City Council positions are currently underway, with seats in District 1 and District 5 up for grabs. 

On the Nov. 4 ballot, Claude Morgan and incumbent Councilor Michael Pock will vie to represent District 1, which consists of the northeastern part of the city. The District 5 candidates consist of former School Board member and Councilor Alan Livingston and a newcomer, Brad Fox. District 5 covers the western end of South Portland.

Alan Livingston

Livingston was elected to the School Board in 2009, and completed one year of a three-year term before serving on the Council from 2011-2013.

“I’m not going in as a first-time rookie,” he said. 

Livingston has lived in South Portland since he was 5 years old. He and his wife, Anne, raised their three adult children in the city as well. His son, Todd, is the athletic administrator for South Portland Athletics. 

“I know the city, and the city’s been very good for me,” Livingston said, adding that running for office is his way of giving back. 

Livingston currently teaches at Cheverus High School in Portland, his post for the last 17 years, but the math teacher also worked in South Portland for nine years and Westbrook for nearly a decade. It was because he wanted to focus on his teaching that he opted not to run for a second term in 2013.

It’s time to “maintain and sustain” existing town properties, he said, as well as to take care of the seniors in the city. He is concerned

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