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Janet MillsDEMDemocrat Governor
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MEResidence (state)

Janet Trafton Mills (born December 30, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 75th governor of Maine since January 2019. She previously served as the Maine Attorney General on two occasions. A member of the Democratic Party, Mills was first elected attorney general by the Maine Legislature on January 6, 2009, succeeding G. Steven Rowe. Her second term began on January 3, 2013, after the term of Republican William Schneider. She was the first woman to hold the position. Before her election, she served in the Maine House of Representatives, representing the towns of Farmington and Industry. Her party nominated her for governor of Maine in the 2018 election, and she won, defeating Republican Shawn Moody and independent Terry Hayes. On January 2, 2019, she became Maine's first female governor.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Massachusetts, Boston
BA
University of Maine
JD
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Governor
State of Maine
2019 - Current
Representative
Maine State House of Representatives
2002 - 2008
Attorney
Wright and Mills, Practicing Attorneys
1995 - Current
District Attorney
Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties
1980 - 1995
Former Assistant Attorney General
State of Maine
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
Vice Chair
Maine Democratic Party
2011 - 2013
Co-Founder
Maine Women's Lobby
Member
Margaret Chase Smith Foundation Board
President
Maine Prosecutors Association
Former Member
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, State of Maine House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, State of Maine House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, State of Maine House of Representatives