Maine Governor Nominates Valerie Stanfill as Chief Justice

Maine Governor Nominates Valerie Stanfill as Chief Justice

Augusta, ME (STL.News) Governor Janet Mills nominated Superior Justice Valerie Stanfill as Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Justice Stanfill has served on the Maine Superior Court and the Maine District Court for more than a decade.  If confirmed, Justice Stanfill will be the second woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Maine’s history.

“Justice Stanfill’s sharp intellect, vast legal experience and expertise, and commitment to administering justice fairly and impartially make her an exceptional candidate to serve as Maine’s Chief Justice,” said Governor Janet Mills.  “I firmly believe that the Court will benefit considerably from her skills and that our state will be well-served with her at the helm of Maine’s Judicial Branch.”

“It is the honor of a lifetime to receive this nomination, and, if I am fortunate enough to earn the trust of the Legislature and be confirmed, to serve the people of Maine in this important role,” said Justice Valerie Stanfill.  “I pledge to the people of Maine that I will serve them honorably and faithfully, that I will uphold the rule of law, and that I will work every day to deliver fair and impartial justice.”

Since February 2020, Justice Stanfill has served on the Maine Superior Court presiding over Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin Counties, a position to which Governor Mills nominated her. 

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Author: Maryam Shah