Tag Archives: Alex Willette

Willette moves from LePage campaign to new job as spokesman for state finance department

Former assistant House minority leader and spokesman for Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election campaign Alex Willette has landed a job as a spokesman for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Willette, who is one of Maine’s two representatives on the National Republican Committee, was the youngest-ever legislative leader in the U.S. He resigned from his […]

LePage dings Michaud for highway fund shortfall; Obama’s problem with Christians

Gov. Paul LePage. BDN file photo by Gabor Degre

Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, chastising the congressman for not ushering a solution to the federal Highway Trust Fund shortfall through Congress.

43 lawmakers tell state budget-writers: Don’t write off pot as fix for budget shortfall

Reuters photo by Jason Redmond.

Munjoy Hill representative and legalized-weed warrior Diane Russell, D-Portland, delivered a memo signed by 37 lawmakers to the Legislature’s budget-writing committee on Friday, urging appropriators to consider potential revenue from legalized marijuana as part of the fix for the $170 million shortfall in the current budget cycle.

Maine’s Alex Willette and Ashley Ryan called on to lead new GOP youth ‘army’

The Maine Republican Party, which as of Saturday is represented at the national level by the two youngest people to ever sit on the Republican National Committee, is banking its future in Maine on building a conservative youth “army,” according to Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett. Rep. Alex Willette, R-Mapleton, is seen as many within […]

Willette drops out of CD2 congressional race

Maine House Minority Whip Alex Willette, R-Mapleton, has dropped out of the running for the 2nd District Congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud. Willette issued his withdrawal statement less than two weeks after Michaud, a Democrat who was considered a nearly invincible incumbent in the 2nd District, officially announced his candidacy for governor: […]