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Rockland town election has four contested races

ROCKLAND – The race for selectman, school committee, board of health and park commissioner are all contested in Rockland’s April 9 town election. 

Rockland selectman candidates 

There are three candidates for competing for two seats on the Rockland Board of Selectmen, none who have previously held the position; Lori Childs, of North Avenue, John Ellard, of Magnolia Drive and Donna M. Shortall, of Union Street.

Candidates for Rockland selectman, from left: John Ellard, Jr., Lori Childs and Donna M. Shortall.

Childs, a mother of four and a Girl Scout leader, said she is running as a way to give back to the community. She served on the town’s finance committee for three years. 

Major issues for her included taxes, water and sewer. While not against development, she does not support the proposed Shingle Mill Chapter 40B apartment complex. 

“I just see a lot of things happening in Rockland that people don’t want,” Childs said.