Press Release

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Appointment of new Commissioner confirmed.

The Maine Human Rights Commission's members and staff are pleased to announce that today the Legislature's Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Governor LePage's appointment of John Norman of Portland as the Commission's newest Commissioner. The Senate also confirmed Commissioner Norman's appointment today, completing the confirmation process.

Governor LePage will appoint one Commissioner as Chair for the Commission in order to replace the prior Chair, former Commissioner Paul Vestal. Norman replaces Vestal on the Commission, effective as soon as Norman is sworn in by a Dedimus Justice. It is expected that Commissioner Norman will participate in the next Commission meeting, on June 9, 2014.