Rowe Sworn In For Fourth Time As Maine Attorney General

January 10, 2007

Today Steve Rowe was sworn in as Maine's Attorney General for the fourth and final term. Constitutional officers are statutorily prohibited from serving more than four consecutive terms. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap and Treasurer David Lemoine were both sworn in for their second term.

"It is with a great deal of pride and gratitude that I begin my fourth and final term as Maine's Attorney General. Serving in this office continues to be one of the highest honors of my life." Rowe stated.

He went on to thank his wife and mother in law for their love and support. He also thanked the staff of the Office of the Attorney General who he called, "some of the smartest, most dedicated and hardest working people I have ever known."

Rowe was first sworn in as Attorney General in 2001. In his remarks he referred back to that day, "Six years ago, I said that I believe that the Office of the Attorney General had a special duty to protect the public rights of our most vulnerable citizens-particularly children, seniors and others who may be targets of abuse, neglect or unfair discrimination. And I believe today, that thanks to the hard work of the men and women of the Office of the Attorney General, we have been successful in protecting the rights of the most vulnerable among us."