Governor LePage Announces First Judicial Nomination

May 23, 2011

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 23, 2011 Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage today announced the judicial nomination of Gregory Campbell to serve as a judge on the Maine District Court.

Campbell, of Hampden, has served as Assistant District Attorney for Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties since 1985. Prior to his services as Assistant District Attorney Campbell served as Special Assistant United States Attorney and Assistant Attorney General. Campbell served in the private sector for two years at Richardson, Troubh & Badger. He is a graduate of Bates College and the University of Maine School of Law.

“I am pleased to appoint Gregory Campbell to District Court,” said Governor LePage. “He brings to the bench broad experience. As an Assistant District Attorney, Campbell prosecuted complex felony jury cases and in his 25 year career Campbell has tried more than 200 trials which have provided him with a great deal of knowledge. I believe he will be a fine addition to the Court.” Judicial nominees must be reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary and confirmed by the full Senate. The Judiciary Committee is likely to hold Campbell’s hearing June 2, at 1:00pm.

If confirmed, Campbell is expected to be assigned to Bangor District Court.