William R. Stokes

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William R. Stokes is an American politician and current Mayor of Augusta, the capital city of the U.S. state of Maine. Stokes became Mayor of Augusta on June 16, 2011, when his predecessor, former Mayor Roger Katz, resigned from office to take a seat in the Maine Senate.[1] Mayor Stokes is a member of the Democratic Party. [2]

Mayor Stokes is also the Chief of the Criminal division of the Maine Attorney General's Office. [3]

On May 7, 2014, Stokes was nominated to serve as a Maine Superior Court justice by Governor Paul LePage. Stokes would fill the seat currently held by Jeffrey Hjelm, who LePage nominated to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. If confirmed, Stokes would need to resign as Mayor, as judges are not allowed by law to hold elected office. [2]


  1. ^ "Mayor's Office". City of Augusta, Maine. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Office of the Maine Attorney General". Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Augusta Mayor Stokes nominated for judgeship". Retrieved 2014-05-07.