State Democrats make their pick for new Attorney General

    State Democrats have made their pick for Maine’s new Attorney General. (WGME)

    AUGUSTA (WGME) – State Democrats have made their pick for Maine’s new Attorney General.

    After four rounds of voting in a wide-open race, legislative Democrats chose Representative Aaron Frey of Bangor to be their candidate for Attorney General.

    The current Attorney General is Governor-elect Janet Mills.

    Frey was one of five democratic candidates and there isn't a republican nominee.

    The other constitutional positions to be filled include Secretary of State and State Treasurer.

    Democratic nominee and current Secretary of State Matt Dunlap is running uncontested for his fourth and final term.

    State Representative Henry Beck of Waterville will face off with Independent State Treasurer Terry Hayes, but the most hotly contested race was for Attorney General.

    In addition to being a lawmaker, Aaron Frey is a defense attorney.

    He says he's encouraged that lawmakers have put their trust in him.

    “Well first of all there was a lot of talent,” Frey said. “We had some excellent conversations on how we can move Maine forward in the next couple of years, and how the Attorney General's Office is going to be able to help with that.

    The legislature will make their final vote Wednesday.

    With democrats in charge of the House and the Senate, it's expected their candidates, including Frey, will win.

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