Governor’s Statement on Dr. Beardsley’s Senate Vote

September 6, 2012

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

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage released the following statement regarding the Maine Senate vote on Dr. Bill Beardsley’s nomination to the Board of Education:

"Today’s demonstration by Democrats to vote against Bill Beardsley’s nomination is a new all-time low even for them. Bill’s experience and life-long career in education is impeccable, and for Democrats and the newspapers to unjustly drag his name into the mud is a disgrace. Democrats clearly do not understand the facts as they relate to the Carlson case and their lack of conscience in trying to sully Bill’s reputation is appalling.

I applaud Bill for being a consummate professional during this ordeal and I have the utmost confidence in his abilities to continue to contribute greatly to the field of education in the future."