Statement of the Governor on Linda Bean

January 12, 2017

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage released Thursday the following statement regarding the shameful treatment of Linda Bean by a progressive group trying to destroy her reputation and damage her family’s company:

“Linda Bean is a great friend of the First Lady and I, and the L.L. Bean brand is impeccable. This company is not only an iconic brand in our state, but it is also a world-renowned retailer that represents the best of Maine and the U.S.A. The First Lady and I want to thank Linda for all she has contributed as a citizen and business woman to the State of Maine. It is reprehensible how progressives have bullied her and her family’s company, and I encourage Mainers and customers around the globe to continue their strong support of L.L. Bean.”