Gov. LePage Nominates Two New District Court Judges
Maine Gov. Paul LePage has nominated two fresh faces – including his chief legal counsel – to serve as district court judges. He’s also nominating nine sitting judges for new terms. Daniel Billings previously served as a partner at Marden, Dubord, Bernier, and Stevens in Waterville before becoming the governor’s chief legal adviser. The other new nominee is John Lucy, a partner at Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger in Bangor. All nominations require Senate approval. Nominations for new terms announced Monday are Supreme Court justices Donald Alexander and Warren Silver: Superior Court justices Jeffrey Hjelm, Thomas Humphrey, Thomas Warren, and Joyce Wheeler: and District Court judges Keith Powers and Kevin Stitham. Also up for another term is Carl Bradford, an active retired Superior Court justice.