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Robert Winglass

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Robert Winglass
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Maine Commissioner of Labor
Former officeholder
In office
June 3, 2011 - August 2012
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 2011
Appointed byGov. Paul LePage
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSpringfield College (1957)
Master'sGeorge Washington University (1969)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1957 - 1992
Date of birthOctober 22, 1935
Place of birthCambridge, Massachusetts
Office website
Robert Winglass(b. October 22, 1935, in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a former nonpartisan Maine Commissioner of Labor and Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives. He served as labor commissioner from June 2011 to August 2012, and as a state legislator from 1995-1998.

Winglass was appointed to the statewide office of labor commissioner by Gov. Paul LePage in May 2011 and sworn into office on June 3 of that year.[1] Winglass resigned his post in August 2012.[2] Winglass announced his resignation in August 2012, and LePage named former deputy commissioner Jeanne Paquette as his replacement.

Political career

Maine Commissioner of Labor (2011-2012)

Winglass served as labor commissioner for the state of Maine from June 2011 until his resignation in August 2012.[2]

Elections & Appointments


Winglass was appointed Maine Commissioner of Labor by Gov. Paul LePage effective June 3, 2011.[1]


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Winglass was a Republican candidate for District 62, Maine House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010 state legislative election.

Winglass' opponent in the November 2 general election was Democratic candidate Michael Clarke. Clarke defeated Winglass in the November 2 general election.[3] Democratic incumbent Thomas Watson was not eligible for re-election under Maine's term limits.

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Preceded by
Maine Commissioner of Labor
June 2011–August 2012
Succeeded by
Jeanne Paquette