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Governor LePage Announces Judicial Nominees

September 20, 2017

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage announced today five judicial nominations, all of which are re-appointments to the Maine Superior Court or the District Court.

Governor LePage has nominated Superior Court Justices Robert E. Murray, Jr., MaryGay Kennedy and Ann M. Murray for reappointment.

Robert E. Murray, Jr. has served as a Superior Court Justice since 2010 and as a District Court judge beginning from 2004 until 2010. In addition to his work in private practice he has served as a member of the Maine House of Representatives, a member of the Maine Senate, and as Commissioner of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.

MaryGay Kennedy has served as a Superior Court Justice since 2010. She served as a District Court judge from 2007 until her confirmation to the Superior Court. Prior to joining the bench, she was in private practice handling litigation, family law cases and administrative law. She dedicated a significant amount of her practice to Guardian ad Litem appointments. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.

Ann M. Murray has served as a Superior Court Justice since her confirmation in 2010. Until that appointment, she served as a District Court judge beginning in 1999. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law, and her legal experience includes work as a litigator and service as an assistant District Attorney for Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

Governor LePage has nominated Maine District Court Judges Bruce A. Jordan and Susan E. Oram for reappointment.

Bruce A. Jordan has served as a judge in the District Court since 2010. He was a family law magistrate for 12 years and prior to that was in private practice with extensive experience in criminal law. He holds a Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH.

Susan E. Oram has served as a judge in the District Court since 2010. In addition to serving as a family law magistrate, her prior legal experience includes litigation and general civil practice. She has taught courses as adjunct faculty at both Husson University and the University of Maine School of Law. She holds a Juris Doctor from the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont.

The Judiciary Committee of the 128th Legislature will hear all Gubernatorial Judicial nominations, and the Committee will schedule public hearings.

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