Janet Mills

Age: 70
Residence: Farmington
Party: Democratic
Present employment: Maine attorney genera
Highest level of education completed: JD, University of Maine School of Law
Previous elected public office(s) held: State representative, Farmington and Unity

 

Statement:

Janet Mills was born and raised in Maine. As governor, Mills will focus on ensuring Maine’s economy is thriving and there are good paying jobs throughout the state, tackle the opioid epidemic and make sure every child has opportunities to succeed by funding Maine education.

Janet has always been a fighter — for Maine people and for a better future. Janet is running for governor because she believes it’s time for change — a new direction for Maine based on bold ideas and courageous, independent-minded leadership.

As governor, Janet will fight to see that every Maine person has affordable, high-quality health care, that Maine has a strong economy with good-paying jobs in every part of the state, that every Maine child has access to a world-class education, and that Maine is a place where families can put down roots and raise their kids.

For the past five years, Janet has served as the attorney general of Maine — the first and only woman to do so. As attorney general, Janet has made it her mission to stand up to those who have tried to exploit Maine people — from fighting dishonest mortgage lending companies to help keep Maine people in their homes, to fighting big Pharma for its role in creating the opioid crisis and then using that money to purchase overdose-reversal kits that have saved more than 500 lives, to fighting Governor LePage in order to protect health care coverage for young adults.

She wants to take that fight to the Blaine House on behalf of Maine people.

This election couldn’t be more important. Maine is at a crossroads — we can continue to do more of the same or we can work towards a better, brighter future. Janet is ready to take Maine in a new, better direction — but we’ll need your help.