LePage withdraws 21 board and committee nominees; here’s the list

Republican Gov. Paul LePage has again veered toward unprecedented actions as a means of protest when things don’t go his way, even when they do.

On Friday, as first reported by the Portland Press Herald, LePage withdrew 21 nominations he previously made to boards, commissions and committees. His reason was his anger about the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee’s deliberations over a recent LePage nominee to the Maine Public Utilities Commission. After delaying a vote for more than a week, the committee voted 11-2 to recommend Bruce Williamson to the post.

In Monday’s Senate calendar is the full list of nominees that LePage has withdrawn:

  • Richard A. Cook of Hermon for appointment as a member of the Maine Milk commission.

  • Brian H. Noyes of Freeport for appointment as a member of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees.

  • Nicole L. Boucher of Lebanon for appointment as a member of the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees;

  • David R. Ferguson, Esq. of Limerick for appointment as a member of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics Board of Trustees;

  • Gregory G. Johnson of Harpswell for appointment as a member of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees;

  • Sarah Newell of Winterport for appointment as a member of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees,

  • Jonathan B. Mapes of Springvale for appointment as a member of the Board of Environmental Protection

  • Jeffrey C. Lewis of Ellsworth for appointment as a member of the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Advisory Council;

  • Jerry W. Scribner of Belgrade for appointment as a member of the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Advisory Council

  • Susan E. Roy of Waterville for appointment as a member of the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services

  • Richard J. Ezzy of Caribou for appointment as a member of the Loring Development Authority;

  • Gary M. Koocher of Portland for appointment as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Board;

  • Glenn W. Burroughs of Lewiston for appointment as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Board;

  • Peter J. DelGreco of Brunswick for appointment as a member of the Maine Rural Development Authority;

  • Bruce S. Harrington of Fairfield for appointment as a member of the Maine Rural Development Authority;

  • John P. Moore of Yarmouth for appointment as a member of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority;

  • Elizabeth F. Fitzgerald of Machiasport for appointment as a member of the Washington County Development Authority;

  • Michael G. Radeka of Whiting for appointment as a member of the Washington County Development Authority

  • Jennifer S. Bichrest of Topsham for appointment as a member of the Marine Resources Advisory Council;

  • Raymond C. Swenton of Gorham for appointment as a member of the Marine Resources Advisory Council;

  • Christopher G. Weiner of Portland for appointment as a member of the Marine Resources Advisory Council

Christopher Cousins

About Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for more than 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.