Governor LePage Nominates Alec Porteous for DAFS Commissioner

September 29, 2017

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 29, 2017
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA—Governor Paul R. LePage announced today the nomination of Alec Porteous as the next Commissioner of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS). Porteous, who now serves as acting commissioner, is the deputy commissioner for finance at DAFS.

“Alec will continue our efforts to streamline operations and keep Maine on track with sound fiscal policy,” said Governor LePage. “Budget management, system reform and improved efficiency have been hallmarks of his tenure in my administration.”

Prior to his nomination, Porteous served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the Department of Health and Human Services, joining the LePage Administration in May 2014. As deputy commissioner of finance, Porteous oversaw the Department’s $3.6 billion budget, which is 46 percent of the total state budget.

Porteous received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College in 2002 and his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University in 2007.