Janet Trafton Mills was sworn in as the 75th Governor of Maine on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Governor Mills is the first woman governor of Maine. In her historic victory, she earned more votes than any governor in state history and is the first governor since 1966 to win a majority of the vote for her first term.
As Governor, she has led Maine through a global pandemic with nation-leading results, including one of the highest vaccination rates and one of the lowest death rates in the country, protecting the lives and livelihoods of Maine people.
Now, she is leading Maine to a strong economic recovery. Under her leadership, Maine’s unemployment rate has dropped below three percent, Maine has recovered all the jobs lost during the pandemic, and the state’s economic growth has been 11th best in the nation during her time in office.
Through her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, she is now focused on addressing Maine’s longstanding workforce shortage, investing millions of dollars in job training programs and initiatives to build more housing for Maine people.