AUBURN — Less than a year on the job, Androscoggin County’s Register of Probate Brian Bolduc has resigned.

Bolduc, a Democrat who was elected in November 2014, offered his one-sentence resignation letter in October.

“Please (accept) this letter as my formal notice of resignation from Androscoggin County as the Register of Probate,” the letter reads.

Multiple phone messages left for Bolduc to find out why he left the post were not returned.

The part-time job, an administrative role working with Judge of Probate Michael Dubois, a Republican, pays $17,000 a year.

A call to Dubois, a Lewiston-based attorney, also was not returned Thursday. There was also no answer when a Sun Journal editor knocked on the door at Bolduc’s residence in Auburn.


But Tom Reynolds, chairman of the Androscoggin County Democratic Committee, said he believes Bolduc left the post because he had to find full-time employment.

Reynolds has called a special party caucus at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Lewiston Armory to select a nominee to replace Bolduc.

Under state law, the governor is required to appoint a replacement from the same party when a vacancy occurs in an elected position within county government. Gov. Paul LePage has requested the party forward at least three recommendations to him, according to county officials.

Reynolds said Thursday that he did not know how many people might be interested in the position, but the only requirement he was concerned about was that they be registered Democrats.

In a news release, Reynolds noted that only active members of the Androscoggin County Democratic Committee will be eligible to vote on the nominee or nominees.

For more information about the nomination process, contact Reynolds at 783-7421.

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