Janet T. Mills

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Janet T. Mills
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Attorney General of Maine
Incumbent
In office
2009-2011, December 4, 2012-Present
Term ends
December 2014
Years in position (current service)2
Years in position (previous service)2
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorWilliam Schneider (R)
Compensation
Base salary$92,248
Elections and appointments
First electedDecember 2012 (by Maine Legislature)
Campaign $$23,270
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives
2002-2009
Education
High schoolFarmington High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Massachusetts Boston
J.D.University of Maine School of Law
Personal
BirthdayDecember 12, 1947
Place of birthFarmington, Maine
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Janet T. Mills (born December 12, 1947, in Farmington, Maine) is the current Democratic Attorney General of Maine. Mills previously served in this position from 2009 until 2010. First elected to the position by the Maine State Legislature in 2009, she is the first woman in the state's history to hold the office.

Biography

Mills served as an assistant to the State Attorney General's Office from 1976 to 1980, prosecuting homicides and other major crimes. This was the first time a woman had held such a position with the AG's office.

Education

  • Graduated from Farmington High School
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Juris Doctorate degree, University of Maine School of Law

Political career

Maine Attorney General (2012-Present)

Mills was confirmed for the position on December 4, 2012.[1] In Maine, the attorney general serves for terms of two years in length. Mills' term will end in December 2014.

Maine Attorney General (2009-2011)

Mills was the Democratic Attorney General of Maine from 2009 until 2010. First elected to the position by the Maine State Legislature in 2009, she is the first woman in the state's history to hold the office.

Maine House of Representatives (2002-2009)

Mills joined the Maine House of Representatives for the 89th District starting in 2002. During her tenure, she served on the Judiciary, Criminal Justice, and Appropriations committees. It was in the midst of her fourth term in office that she was chosen by the Joint Convention in December 2008 as one of several candidates under consideration to be the 55th State Attorney General.

District Attorney (1980-1995)

In 1980, Mills was elected as District Attorney for the counties of Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford, subsequently being re-elected to the position three times. Mills was the first woman to serve as a district attorney in the New England area and one of the first in the entire country.

Elections & Appointments

2012

Mills was elected as the 57th Attorney General of Maine by a Joint Convention of the Maine Legislature in December 2012.[2]

2008

Mills was elected as the 55th Attorney General of Maine by the Maine Legislature in December 2008, besting John Brautigam (D) and Sean Faircloth (D).[3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mills is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Mills raised a total of $23,270 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[4]

Janet T. Mills's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2008 Maine State House District 89 Won $5,306
2006 Maine State House District 89 Won $7,599
2004 Maine State House District 89 Won $4,988
2002 Maine State House District 78 Won $5,377
Grand Total Raised $23,270

Personal

Mills currently resides in Farmington, Maine with her husband, Stanley Kuklinski. The couple has no biological children together, but rather five stepchildren in addition to three grandsons.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Walter R. Gooley
Maine House of Representatives
2002–2009
Succeeded by
Lance Harvell
Preceded by
G. Steven Rowe
Maine Attorney General
2009–2010
Succeeded by
William Schneider (R)
Preceded by
William Schneider (R)
Maine Attorney General
2012–Present
Succeeded by
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