More than 40 voters participated in Edgecomb’s special election Saturday, April 15, restoring the select board to full strength 35 days ahead of the annual town meeting Saturday, May 20.
The unusual timing of the special election was due to the unrelated resignation of two of the three incumbents on Edgecomb’s select board.
In the sole contested race, voters favored Lyndyn C. Norgang over fellow Cross Point Road resident Craig J. Urwin, 33-12. Norgang succeeds select board member Ted Hugger and assumes the two years remaining in the term.
Elected to public office for the very first time, Norgang thanked the voters for supporting her candidacy and credited her opponent for his willingness to serve.
“I am glad there were two people running,” she said. “I think choice is good. I am happy I can continue on with this endeavor and I am ready to help and eager to contribute.”
Former select board member Frances C. Mague was reelected to the board with 40 votes. Mague was unopposed in her bid to succeed former board Chair Dawn Murray.
Mague, who previously served on the board between 1992 and 1997, has announced she only plans to serve until Edgecomb’s upcoming annual town meeting, at which time voters will have an opportunity to elect a candidate to a full three-year term. Mague said her sole purpose in running was to help ensure the Edgecomb board could attain a quorum.
Murray resigned in December 2022 citing health concerns. Hugger submitted his resignation in January after purchasing a new home in Damariscotta. Murray received one write-in vote Saturday.
Voters also favored the sole referendum question on the special town meeting warrant, voting 40-6 to authorize the appropriation of $2,310 from the Edgecomb Waterfront Committee Fund for the harbor master’s operational expenses related to mooring-mapping technology and the purchase a no wake buoy/tackle.