Maine labor commissioner nominee withdraws from consideration

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has announced that Cheryl Russell, his nominaee for the post of commissioner for the Maine Department of Labor, has withdrawn her name from consideration.

Russell notified LePage of her decision this morning.

“Cheryl Russell has informed me that she has some business matters that she must continue attending to that prevent her from serving in my cabinet," LePage said. "I appreciate Cheryl’s strong interest in serving the people of Maine and wish her continued success as a business leader.”

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Terry Donald's picture

Thank Goodness

She was grossly unqualified. Listing her ownership of "Competitive Edge Consulting LLC." as part of her qualifications? That firm is nothing but a website selling slef help guides for people on interviews and how to guides for filling out resume's. Besides that? She worked for her family, in the logging business. She was just one of the unqualified, just like the Education dept head with his 10 years as a middle school teacher, and the commerce dept head who admitted he knew nothing of job creation. And then there's the head of the DEP, he's so unqualified that his appointment is a violation of state and federal law?
Nice start LePage,,,, did you hear about the layoffs at BIW? It's in the paper,,, oh yea, you don't read the paper. Well perhaps your daughter or her hired assistant can read it to you!


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