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Gov. Mills nominates LeClair to Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Janet Mills has nominated Sarah LeClaire, Esquire of Woodland to the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices.

Prior to working as a private attorney for more than two decades, LeClaire served as staff attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance. She graduated from Ricker College in Houlton and from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire.

LeClaire is a current board member of Our Ladakhi Sisters and a former board member of the Battered Women’s Project, Maine Civil Liberties Union and the Presque Isle Homeless Shelter.

The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices is an independent state agency that administers Maine’s campaign finance laws, the Maine Clean Election Act, and the lobbyist disclosure law. It also issues advisory opinions and conducts investigations regarding legislative ethics. 

The Governor’s nominations are subject to review by the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs and confirmation by the Maine State Senate.

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