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has announced that Cheryl Russell, his nominaee for the post of commissioner for the Maine Department of Labor, has withdrawn her name from consideration.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