Neria Douglass

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Neria Douglass
50th Maine State Treasurer
In office
January 7, 2013 – January 6, 2015
Preceded by Bruce Poliquin
Succeeded by Terry Hayes
State Auditor of Maine
In office
January 2005 – December 2012
Preceded by Gail M. Chase
Succeeded by Pola Buckley
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 22nd district
In office
Personal details
Born Neria R. Douglass
(1952-11-16) November 16, 1952 (age 62)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Paul Douglass
Residence Auburn, Maine
Alma mater Wellesley College (B.A.)
Vanderbilt University (J.D.)[1]
Occupation State Treasurer, State Auditor, State Senator, attorney

Neria R. Douglass (born November 16, 1952) is an American attorney and politician who is currently the State Treasurer of Maine.[2] Prior to that, she served as State Auditor and also represented Auburn in the Maine Senate.[3][4] She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Prior to her state government service, Douglass was the chair of the Auburn School Committee from 1989 to 1994, and she served on the Auburn City Council from 1994 to 1998.[1]

Douglass began her term as State Treasurer on January 7, 2013.[5] Douglass stated after being sworn in that she hopes to persuade Governor Paul LePage to authorize the sale of voter-approved bonds, something which LePage has said he won't do until the State's financial picture improves.[6]

Maine Democrats nominated Douglass to serve a second term, but the Legislature selected the nominee put forth by Republicans, Teresea Hayes, a former Democrat. [7]