AUGUSTA – This evening, Attorney General Janet Mills was officially declared the Democratic nominee for governor. Speaker Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“I’d like to offer Janet my sincerest congratulations and share my excitement that she will be our nominee for governor this November. I also want to thank every candidate in the primary for their hard work, their activism and for sharing with us their visions for the future of our state.

Democrats across Maine are fired up, ready to work hard in the months ahead and carry this strong momentum forward so that we can give Maine people the change they deserve after eight long years. Janet has spent her career fighting for Maine families and defending working people. She is exactly the champion that Maine needs.”