Knox County Hosts Next Capitol for a Day

June 10, 2011

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 10, 2011 Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage will visit with job creators and attend a town hall meeting on Friday, June 17 as part of Capitol for a Day. The Governor will tour five businesses located in Knox County before attending a town hall meeting at Camden Hills Regional High School.

On Friday morning Governor LePage will kick off the day with a tour of Maine Windjammer Cruises® before heading to Dragon Products and Coastal Cement, Breakwater Vineyards, O’Hara Corporation, Mid-Coast Hospitality House and the Breakwater Light House.

The day will conclude with a town hall style meeting at Camden Hills Regional High School at 6:00pm. The Governor and department commissioners will answer questions from audience members until 7:30pm. The town hall is free to attend and is open to the public.

After his 1986 election, Capitol for a Day was created by Governor McKernan in an effort to bring the “two Maines” together. During the McKernan Administration the Governor and members of his Cabinet would conduct the business of state government in a community rather than Augusta. Governor LePage plans to continue the tradition by attending monthly town hall meetings in each of the sixteen counties to engage with Maine citizens. Governor LePage will also visit with job creators throughout the State to find out what businesses need to not only succeed, but to expand and hire more people. The Office of the Governor will be working with local business owners, members of Chambers of Commerce and Rotary Clubs to schedule the “Capitol for a Day” event.

Photo: The Governor meeting with residents at the Highlands Retirement Community during a previous Capitol for Day