Gilbert seeks re-election

LEWISTON — Mayor Larry Gilbert announced Thursday his plans to seek re-election.

"It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Lewiston, and I want to continue our important work," Gilbert said in a statement.

He pointed to his efforts to sell the Androscoggin Bank Colisee, his Saturday morning coffees, newspaper columns and program on Great Falls TV as accomplishments.

"We're all in this together and we need people's ideas to solve problems," Gilbert said. "Government can't do it alone."

Gilbert also listed the renaming of the Twin Cities' south bridge in honor of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Bernard Lown, anti-graffiti and anti-litter campaigns as accomplishments.

Gilbert also championed efforts to create a citizens committee to advise the City Council on the budget, but was twice defeated.

"I still think this is a viable concept and is in keeping with my commitment to a greater say by the citizens of our government," Gilbert said.

If elected, Gilbert would be cleared to serve five years as mayor, an exception to Charter rules.

According to the City Charter, the mayor is limited to two two-year terms. Lionel Guay resigned his seat in 2006, midway through his second term. Voters elected Gilbert to finish Guay's term in a February 2007 special election, and he was re-elected in November 2007. He began serving his first full term as mayor in January 2008 and would serve until January 2012 if re-elected in November.

staylor@sunjournal.com

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people people open your eyes

people people open your eyes to see what's been running (or trying to ) your city, vote in someone who's younger and has vision for the future of this city, don't be a fool AGAIN!

U.S.A. home of the free, as long as you can afford paying your taxes.

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I think Lewiston Government

I think Lewiston Government needs it's own reality show.. you head out of town for a day, or are buried at work and it takes hours just to catch up on all the action. The Bennett saga, the Council, the Mayor's race... but most interestingly.. all the comments on the SJ site. It'd be nice to sit down on the couch at 8pm with a beer and get caught up in a 1/2 hour reailty-show-style recap. Maybe Great Falls TV can hook it up..

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I think Ed Hill should run

I think Ed Hill should run for Mayor...

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this guy is so transparent

this guy is so transparent and painful to listen to. What amazes me is that he cites his efforts to sell the Colisee as an accomplishment. Sorry folks but my background is commercial real estate and to hear Larry say he worked hard to give this asset away, there's no two ways about it... the Lewiston tax payers got hosed.

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