Attorney General Frey re-elected

December 2, 2020

AUGUSTA - Aaron M. Frey, of Bangor, was elected by a joint convention of the Maine Legislature to a second two-year term as Maine's 58th Attorney General today. At the joint convention, he was nominated by Senator Donna Bailey (D-Saco). Representative Teresa Pierce (D-Falmouth) seconded.

Attorney General Frey released the following statement following the election:

"I am honored that the Legislature has placed their trust in me to continue serving as Maines Attorney General. It has been a privilege to work with the attorneys and staff in the Office of the Attorney General who work tirelessly on behalf of the people of our state to ensure that Maine benefits from the highest caliber of legal representation."

"As Attorney General, I am sworn to defend the Constitution and to ensure that the rule of law is protected. I also will continue to work with the Legislature and the Mills administration to ensure that our state does everything in its power to address the pandemic, to combat the opioid crisis and obtain accountability for opioid manufacturers, to engage productively in the process of creating substantial reforms in the states relationship with Maines tribal nations, and to find meaningful ways to make our criminal justice system more equitable."

"I look forward to serving this second term as Attorney General and will continue to be an active partner in addressing the work ahead."

Prior to being elected to serve as Maines 58th Attorney General in 2018, General Frey worked in a private legal practice in Bangor, focusing on matters involving criminal defense and family law. He represented part of Bangor and part of Orono for three terms in the Maine House of Representatives, from 2012 to 2018. In the Legislature, he was a member of the Legislatures Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.

The Attorney General is Maines chief law enforcement officer and represents the state in legal matters ranging from child support enforcement, civil rights and consumer protection to the prosecution of homicides, felony drug cases and major fraud. The Attorney General is also a member of the Baxter Park Authority, overseeing the 209,000 wilderness acres of the Baxter State Park.

Attorney General Frey will be sworn in for his second term in early January.