Who is Maine Governor Janet Mills?

JANET MILLS became Governor of Maine in January 2019 after two terms as Attorney General.

A member of Democratic PartyJanet is the first woman to hold such a position in her home state.

Janet Mills is Maine's first female governor


Janet Mills is Maine’s first female governor

Who is Maine Governor Janet Mills?

Janet Mills was born on December 30, 1947 and is from Maine.

She grew up in Farmington, where she graduated from high school in 1965.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts: Boston, Janet earned a doctorate in law from the University of Maine in 1976.

During her law studies she completed an internship Washington, D.C with Charles Morgan Jr., a former civil rights attorney.

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When did Janet Mills become a politician?

From 1976 to 1980, Janet Mills served as Assistant Attorney General as Maine’s first female criminal prosecutor.

Janet continued to break down barriers by becoming the first female district attorney in all of New England – until 1995 she served as a district attorney in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.

She co-founded the Maine Women’s Lobby to advocate for abuse survivors.

Janet was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2002 and served as the 55th Maine Attorney General until her inauguration in 2009.

She was elected governor of Maine in 2018 and took office the following January.

Re-election to her position will take place in November 2022.

Janet Mills has been the governor of Maine since 2019


Janet Mills has been the governor of Maine since 2019Photo credit: AP:Associated Press

Is Janet Mills Married?

Janet Mills married Stan Kuklinski in 1985.

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He was a widower and had five daughters from his previous marriage, whom Janet was raising as her own in Maine.

In 2014, Stan died from complications from a stroke.

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