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December 3, 2008
Contact: Don Cookson

Matthew Dunlap Re-elected to Continue Service as Maine's 47th Secretary of State

Augusta- Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap was re-elected today to the office of Secretary of State by a joint convention of the 124th Maine Legislature. Dunlap will begin serving his third consecutive two-year term as Secretary of State in January of 2009. “I am honored to be given this opportunity to continue serving the people of Maine,” Dunlap commented, adding “I am humbled by the Legislature’s strong support, and I look forward to doing the important work of this office, which directly affects the lives of so many Mainers across the state.” The Secretary of State’s office oversees operation of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, the Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, and the State Archives. Dunlap was first elected Secretary of State by the 122nd Legislature in 2005.

“The economic challenges currently facing every Maine resident also create serious challenges for this and all other departments within state government,” Dunlap said, continuing “but I approach a third term as Secretary of State with great optimism. I know the dedicated public servants who work in every section of this Department are ready to meet these, and all other challenges, head-on. We are looking for, finding, and implementing methods for doing more with less, and it is my mandate that we accomplish this all while making certain we maintain the impressive levels of service Maine people have come to expect from this department’s many offices.”

Dunlap will be sworn in as Secretary of State during a ceremony to be held in January.