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New State Energy Chief 

(WABI) – Maine has a new energy chief.

Former Catholic Charities CEO John Kerry was named director of the State Office of Energy Independence and Security.

Governor Baldacci made the announcement Sunday.

Kerry, a former Democratic legislator from Saco, headed the state energy office back in the 1980’s, during the Brennan administration.

Kerry succeeds Beth Nagusky, who stepped down in December.