Maine Senate Confirms Governor LePage’s Judicial Nominees

September 6, 2012

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 06, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Today, the Maine Senate confirmed Governor LePage’s judicial appointments, including nine reappointments as well as two new appointments, Dan Billings and John Lucy.

“I am pleased the Maine Senate has confirmed Dan’s nomination. He has been an asset to this administration, and though we will miss him, I wish him well in his new position,” said Governor LePage. “I would also like to congratulate John Lucy for his successful confirmation as well. I have no doubt he will serve the people of Maine well.”

Billings has served as Governor LePage’s Chief Legal Counsel since January 2011. Prior to that, he was a partner at Marden, Dubord, Bernier, and Stevens in Waterville where his practice was focused on civil litigation and criminal defense. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine School of Law.

“I thank Governor LePage for his nomination and support of my judicial candidacy. Though I have enjoyed working as part of the LePage administration, I look forward to beginning the next phase of my career,” said Billings. “I intend to preside with honor, integrity, and without bias.”

Eight of the judicial nominees will be sworn in on Friday, September 7, 2012, while three judicial nominees – Dan Billings, John Lucy, and Justice Warren Silver – will be sworn in on Friday, September 21, 2012 by Governor LePage.