Wednesday, June 4, 2008


To complement the voter's guide to the candidates for the Democratic and Republican primaries for the 1st District Congressional race that I posted last week, I've compiled a list of endorsements, courtesy of Westbrook's elected public officials:

Mayor Bruce Chuluda (R): Charlie Summers

City Councilor Lyle Cramer (R-Ward 3): Charlie Summers

City Councilor Drew Gattine (D-Ward 2): Michael Brennan

City Councilor Suzanne Joyce (D-Ward 5): Undecided between Michael Brennan and Chellie Pingree

City Councilor John O'Hara (R-At Large): Undecided

City Councilor Brendan Rielly (D-Ward 1): Michael Brennan

State Representative Tim Driscoll (D-Westbrook): Ethan Strimling

State Representative Ann Peoples (D-Westbrook): Michael Brennan

State Senator Phil Bartlett (D-Cumberland County): Chellie Pingree (Editor's Note: I mistakenly listed State Senator Bartlett as a Brennan supporter. He, in fact, had endorsed Chellie Pingree. I regret the error.)

Also, the American Journal, Westbrook's weekly newspaper, has endorsed Charlie Summers and Chellie Pingree in the Republican and Democratic primaries, respectively.

(Update: State Senator Joe Brannigan (D-Cumberland County): Michael Brennan

- John C.L. Morgan

P.S. City Councilor Dotty Aube (D-Ward 4) and City Councilor Michael Foley (D-At Large) could not be reached for comment.

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