LePage To Step Down As Waterville Mayor Tonight

Updated 4 years ago

Governor-Elect Paul LePage will attend his last Waterville city council meeting as mayor tonight at the city council meeting scheduled for 7:00.LePage is expected to resign at the meeting one day before being sworn in as the 74th Governor of Maine.City Council Chairman Dana Sennett is expected to take over as the acting Mayor of Waterville.Sennett has served on the Waterville City Council for the past 14-years.Some of his new duties as the acting mayor include signing documents, presiding over meetings, and greeting any dignitaries that visit Waterville.Sennett says LePage is leaving Waterville in better fiscal shape than when he took over as mayor back in 2003. “He’s been quite a task master with the city of Waterville,” Sennett says. “We’re in a pretty good financial situation now. He’s taken a close look at revenue and expenditures and hopefully he’ll bring that type of thought to Augusta and the rest of the state.”The city council won’t decide tonight when a full time replacement for LePage will be found. The council could decide hold a special election in 90 days. “Or we could wait until the next municipal election which is June and have an election,” says Sennett. “Or they could decide that things are going well with an interim mayor and wait until November.”Whenever that election is held, Dana Sennett says he will run and hopes to be Waterville’s next mayor. “I absolutely would like to run for mayor,” Sennett says. “I’ve been on the city council for 14 years. I’d like to get a little bit more involved in the administration side of the municipality and see where that takes us or leads us.”


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