AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A brother-in-law of Gov. Paul LePage has been hired as director of administrative services at the State Planning Office.
Jody Ledoux, who is married to a sister of LePage's wife, began work Feb. 13 at an annual salary of $68,577.
Ledoux is the second LePage family member to work in the executive branch. When the governor's daughter was hired as assistant to the governor's chief of staff, her hiring drew criticism because she was a recent college graduate and some didn't view her as qualified.
The Portland Press Herald reported that Ledoux is reviewing the state's leased facilities to identify ways to streamline or cut costs. State Planning Office Director Peter Rogers said he's well qualified, with project management experience in the construction industry in Maine, Massachusetts and Florida.