Down East 2013 ©
Although the winner wasn't announced until a day after the polls closed, Michael Brenan emerged from a crowded field of fifteen candidates to become mayor of Portland. The preferential voting system, in which voters were allowed to rank candidates from one to eight in terms of preference, caused the delayed results. Ethan Strimling, Nick Mavodones, and David Marshall rounded out the top four vote getters. Brennan will be inaugurated on December 5. Full story at the Portland Press Herald .