ME Dept of Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass Resigns

Posted on August 8, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

From a press release:

Governor Paul LePage accepted the resignation of Commissioner of Labor Robert J. Winglass today, noting his deep regard for the commissioner’s years of service to Maine and our nation. Winglass has served as commissioner since June 2011 and will step down upon the confirmation of his replacement by the State Legislature.

“I want to thank the General for his service to the people of Maine,” said Governor LePage. “The Department of Labor has made significant progress during the past year under his leadership, becoming more efficient and responsive to the needs of our people and businesses. I wish him well in his retirement.”

Upon his nomination, Commissioner Winglass made a commitment to the governor to serve between one and two years in the post. Having met that commitment and having recently sold his home in Bath and relocated with his wife to their retirement home in Surry, Maine, Commissioner Winglass determined that now would be an appropriate time to step down.

“I have been most fortunate to serve as Governor LePage’s Labor Commissioner,”
Commissioner Winglass said at his announcement. He added, “His strong, no nonsense and determined leadership has charted a course that will restore fiscal balance, create substantial gains in the efficiencies of the public education system and create a workforce second to none.”

The Bangor Daily News is reporting that the governor plans on filling the vacancy by nominating Jeanne Paquette, who has been serving MDOL as deputy commissioner since 2011.

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