ROCKLAND, Maine — A second candidate is running to represent Rockland on the regional school board.

Gerald Weinand is seeking one of Rockland’s two three-year seats on the Regional School Unit 13 Board. Board Chair Steve Roberts, who represents Rockland, is seeking re-election.

Weinand, an architect, said he has long been interested in local schools and in serving the community. He was a member of the committee of the former School Administration District 5 Board that evaluated conditions of buildings in the district. That committee recommended that, in part because of their age, MacDougal School in Rockland and Gilford Butler School in South Thomaston be closed.

Weinand also served for six years on the Rockland Comprehensive Planning Commission, which he chaired for three years.

He said his experience and research skills make him well suited to help address the issues facing the school district. His work as an architect includes several public school projects in Maine, including new construction, additions and facility assessment and maintenance. He is also very familiar with the workings of the Maine Legislature, which will be critical in addressing deficiencies in the funding formula so that more state revenue can be directed to the district, easing local tax burdens.

A third Rockland seat also is open because of the resignation, effective Aug. 31, of Jesse Butler. Occupants of that seat are elected for two years.

On the City Council side of the Rockland ballot, former harbor master Ed Glaser and independent journalist Judith Lawson are running. Mayor Louise MacLellan-Ruf said she will not seek re-election. Councilor Larry Pritchett has yet to declare his intentions.