AUGUSTA – This evening, the Maine Legislature will convene for a joint session at 6pm at the Augusta Civic Center to formally inaugurate Janet T. Mills as Maine’ 75th governor.

Speaker of the Maine House Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“Tonight marks a historic moment in Maine’s history. As Janet Mills takes the oath of office and officially becomes our 75th governor and our first female governor, we start a new chapter for all Mainers. After spending her entire career fighting for Maine families and defending working people, our new governor will be exactly the champion that Maine deserves. With Governor Mills in the Blaine House, we look forward to a tremendous opportunity to chart a path for Maine that grows our economy, capitalizes on our greatest resources and moves every family closer to prosperity.”