March 10, 2020 Annual Municipal Election

There are 3 candidates running for 2 seats on Orono Town Council:

Meghan Gardner

Meghan Gardner is a writer, teacher, and current Orono Town Councilor. Throughout her three years on Council, she has served as the Chair of the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee and the Council Liaison to the Orono Historical Society. Gardner holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver, an M.A. in English from the University of Maine, and a B.A. in American Studies from Brandeis University. A longtime Orono resident, she has previously taught writing and literature at Husson University and the University of Maine, and currently teaches English at Orono High School. She and her husband, Cory, are the proprietors of The Common Loon Public House on Main Street; they have a daughter, Ella, two mischievous golden retrievers, and a 19-year-old cat.

Daniel LaPointe

Cynthia Mehnert  

There are 2 candidates running for 2 seats on RSU26 School Board:

Jacob Eckert

Erin Ellis

Check back to this space for full candidate biographies. 

Orono Town Council & School Board Candidates’ Night 

Tuesday January 28th Starting at 7:00PM 

Town Council Chambers, 59 Main Street, Orono 

Your attendance is important: the Town Councilors and School Board members determine the level of service and approve the spending of your tax dollars for schools, snow plowing, trash removal, police & fire protection, housing code enforcement, zoning, etc. Come January 28th to ask questions and get to know the candidates. 

To submit your questions for the candidates, Call-in: 889-6905 or email: 

Attend in person or watch us live on the Town of Orono’s YouTube channel or Facebook page


Remember to vote Tuesday, March 10, 2020 

Municipal Election 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Town Council Chambers 59 Main Street, Orono 

(only one polling location)