Dresden Third Selectman Allan Moeller will face a challenge from former First Selectman Dale Hinote on Tuesday, July 14.
Hinote served one three-year term as first selectman from 2015-2018, when he was on the board with Moeller. He decided to run again because he is dissatisfied with town government.
“I’ve had some time to think about what I did right and what I’d do differently,” Hinote said. “The current select board lacks vision and I think I’ll bring a different perspective, one that’s more oriented toward Dresden’s future rather than just maintaining the status quo.”
Hinote grew up in Dresden and attended the Middle Bridge School and Wiscasset High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in history, and is pursuing a master’s degree in education, which he will complete in 2021. He has taught at all levels from sixth grade through college and has worked in state and federal government.
“I think I have a fairly good grip on the administrative aspect,” he said.
If elected, Hinote would prioritize transparency and communication.
“All of Dresden’s ordinances and actions should be clearly on record and available to the public,” he said. He said the town website needs to be updated more frequently with meeting agendas and minutes.
“No one should wonder what town government is up to and not be able to find an answer,” he said.
Moeller did not respond to requests for an interview.