Piscataquis County to Welcome Governor LePage

July 15, 2011

Augusta, Maine – Governor Paul LePage announced today the next Capitol for a Day event will be held Thursday, July 21 in Piscataquis County. The Governor plans to visit several businesses during the day prior to attending a town hall style meeting in the evening.

On Thursday morning Governor LePage will kick off the day with a tour of Mayo Regional Hospital. The hospital is the largest employer in the area and is one of five hospitals to be consistently ranked as one of the preferred hospitals by the State Employee Health Commission.

Pleasant River Lumber, Pepin Industries and Hardwood Products, Co.wil also host the Governor before the town hall Thursday that will be held at the Centre Theater in Dover-Foxcroft. The Governor and department commissioners will answer questions from audience members from 6pm 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.