Maine Tea Party Gov-Elect Hires Daughter For $41,000 A Year
Lauren LePage, 22, will serve as assistant to the governor’s chief of staff, John McGough — a position that administration officials describe as entry-level and is commensurate with her experience, work history and education.
LePage, a recent college graduate, will be a salaried political appointee earning approximately $41,000 a year, according to Dan Demeritt, incoming director of communications in the LePage administration. […]
Maine governors have wide discretion in creating staff positions within their offices, filling those positions and setting salaries. Because such appointments are political positions — known as “special assistants to the governor” — there are no rules barring Maine’s chief executive from hiring family members.
Lauren LePage’s salary will be more than the typical entry level pay of $30,000, the starting pay for certified teachers ($30,000) and the starting amount for a Maine State Police Officer ($36,000).Click here for reuse options!
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