Declaring that “hope is very much alive” in Maine, Governor Janet Mills last night, Jan. 4, took the oath office to inaugurate her second term as Governor of Maine.
The Governor in her Inaugural Address:
It is the highest privilege of my life to serve as your Governor, during hard times and good, stormy seas and calmer waters, as we weather the best and the worst of times together, tackling extraordinary problems, through extraordinary times, alongside you, the extraordinary people of Maine. It is an honor to lead a people where everything good is possible and where we believe always, deep in our hearts, ‘the best is yet to come!’
The Governor noted that “our job is far from finished” and that “the responsibility we take up today is to choose action over acquiescence and apathy, to make decisions grounded in experience with an eye to the future, and always to be a part of something larger than ourselves.”
She declared her intention to focus on strengthening Maine’s economy and addressing the workforce shortage, housing crunch, opioid epidemic, high energy costs, and child abuse and neglect, among other issues.
Here’s a complete copy of her Inaugural Address.