AUGUSTA – Representative Dale Denno (D-Cumberland) announced his resignation today as he continues to battle cancer.

Speaker of the House Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“Dale is a passionate public servant and a fierce advocate for his constituents. He will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in the House of Representatives and in the State House.

“I want to thank Dale for his incredible service to our state, both in the Legislature and at the Department of Health and Human Services. Maine is a better place because of Dale Denno and we are sincerely grateful for his service.

“We will be thinking about him and wishing him the very best as he continues his battle with cancer.”