Governor Elect Announces Cabinet Nominees 

Today, Governor Elect Paul Lepage made his first announcement about who will serve in his administration.Lepage’s campaign Chief of Staff, John Morris, is his nominee to take over as public safety commissioner, replacing Anne Jordan.Lepage has also asked Major General John Libby to stay on as commissioner of the Department of Defense, Veterans, and Emergency Management.He currently holds the position under Governor Baldacci.Both cabinet nominees say the state’s budget is where their focus is right now.Lepage’s two nominees must be approved by the state senate, which is all but certain since it’s controlled by Republicans.There is no word yet on when Lepage will announce the rest of his cabinet.