Janet T. Mills

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Janet Mills
55th and 57th Attorney General of Maine
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
Governor Paul LePage
Preceded by William Schneider
In office
January 6, 2009 – January 6, 2011
Governor John Baldacci
Preceded by Steven Rowe
Succeeded by William Schneider
Personal details
Born (1947-12-30) December 30, 1947 (age 66)
Farmington, Maine, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Maine, Portland

Janet Trafton Mills (born December 30, 1947, in Farmington, Maine) is the Attorney General of the US state of Maine and current vice chair of the Maine Democratic Party.[1] She was first elected by the Maine State Legislature on January 6, 2009, succeeding G. Steven Rowe. Her second term began on January 3, 2013, after the term of Republican William Schneider. She is the first woman to hold the position of State Attorney General in Maine. Prior to her election, she served in the Maine House of Representatives representing the towns of Farmington and Industry.

Political career[edit]

Mills was elected to the Board of Directors of the Maine Women's Lobby in 1998.[2]

In 2002, Mills was elected to the Maine House of Representatives as a Democrat. During this time, she served on the Committees of Judiciary, Criminal Justice, and Appropriations. She had been elected to her fourth term when the Joint Convention convened in December 2008 to elect the new Attorney General. Out of several candidates, Mills was elected and became the 55th Attorney General of Maine on January 6, 2009. When Republicans gained controlled of the Maine Legislature in 2010, Mills, a Democrat, was not reelected to another term. When Democrats regained the Legislature in the 2012 elections, she was again chosen to be Attorney General, and took the oath of office on January 7, 2013. [3]

Personal life[edit]

Mills is married to Stanley Kuklinski, with whom she has five stepdaughters and three grandsons. She resides with her husband in Farmington, Maine. She is also the sister of Peter Mills, the former Maine State Senator and gubernatorial candidate.


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Legal offices
Preceded by
Steven Rowe
Attorney General of Maine
Succeeded by
William Schneider
Preceded by
William Schneider
Attorney General of Maine