AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine State Board of Education has selected its new leadership.

The state Department of Education said Thursday that Martha Harris, a Winterport resident who has been on the board for nearly five years, has been elected chair. Alan Burton, a Winslow resident who has served on the board for almost one year, has been named vice chair.

Harris has been on the RSU 22 School Board for more than two decades and recently served on the Leadership Study group at the National Association of State Boards of Education. She has practiced law in Bangor since 1977.

Burton is vice president of the Cianbro Companies. He was a driving force behind the founding of the Cianbro Institute, which provides training, education and workforce development programs to employees.

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