Governor Announces District Attorney Appointment

May 1, 2017

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 01, 2017
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today announced Jonathan Liberman to serve as District Attorney for District 6, which includes, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties. The appointment replaces the vacancy left by Geoffrey Rushlau, who has been nominated by Governor LePage and confirmed by the Maine Senate as a judge in the District Court.

When a vacancy occurs for a district attorney, the political party of which the prosecutor is a member must submit replacement candidates to the governor. The Governor then makes the appointment. Rushlau is a Republican.

He now serves as deputy district attorney for Knox, Lincoln, Waldo and Sagadahoc Counties. He has held the position since July 2016. From May 2011 until his post as deputy district attorney, he served as assistant district attorney for District 6.

Liberman is from Bath, graduating from Chevrus High School in Portland. He has a B.A. in political science from Syracuse University. Liberman earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.