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Janet Mills wins race to succeed LePage as Maine’s next governor

PORTLAND, Maine — Attorney General Janet Millswill be the state’s first female governor after Tuesday’s election, giving Democrats their first electoral victory for a statewide office since 2006 and putting them in a position to roll back the conservative legacy of Gov. Paul LePage.

Nobody has been a bigger LePage foe than Mills, the middle child in one of Maine’s famed political families. Her father was a U.S. attorney and an ally of Margaret Chase Smith, the legendary Mainer who was the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.

Mills, 70, of Farmington is the oldest person to ever be elected Maine governor, according to the Maine Law and Legislative Library. She has spent nearly half of her life in public service and became Maine’s first female district attorney in 1980 and the first female attorney general.

 

 

 

To read the rest of “Janet Mills wins race to succeed LePage as Maine’s next governor,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Michael Shepherd, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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