This just in from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network:
Maine’s largest city has a new mayor. The Portland City Council yesterday chose Nicholas Mavodones Jr., 49, to serve in the post. It’s Mavodones third stint in the job, according to the Portland Press Herald. In the past, councilors took turns being mayor, based on seniority. But for the second year in a row, the council overlooked Green party members who were next in line, the paper reports, choosing Mavodones instead. Green party councilor David Marshall, a declared candidate for the job, called the selection process a “fallacy.”
The vote for Mavodones was unanimous. He’s served on the City Council since 1997, and also served on the School Committee for six years.
In Portland, the mayor’s job is largely ceremonial. Mavodones will be sworn in December 7.