AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage has nominated two fresh faces - including his chief legal counsel - to serve as district court judges. He's also nominating nine sitting judges for new terms.
Daniel Billings previously served as a partner at Marden, Dubord, Bernier, and Stevens in Waterville before becoming the governor's chief legal adviser. The other new nominee is John Lucy, a partner at Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger in Bangor.
All nominations require Senate approval.
Nominations for new terms announced Monday are Supreme Court justices Donald Alexander and Warren Silver; Superior Court justices Jeffrey Hjelm, Thomas Humphrey, Thomas Warren, and Joyce Wheeler; and District Court judges Keith Powers and Kevin Stitham. Also up for another term is Carl Bradford, an active retired Superior Court justice.
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