Cutler files paperwork to run for Maine governor

Posted Aug. 25, 2009, at 2:10 p.m.

PORTLAND — A Maine lawyer who worked in the Carter administration has filed papers for the 2010 governor’s race.

Eliot Cutler of Cape Elizabeth filed Monday as an unenrolled candidate. He said he’ll make an official decision on his status this fall.

Cutler was a legislative assistant for Sen. Edmund Muskie. He then served as counsel to the Senate subcommittee on the environment, helping to write the Clean Air Act, the Water Pollution Control Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

Cutler also was President Carter’s top official for environmental, natural resources and energy issues.

A total of 18 people have taken out papers with the state Ethics Commission for the governor’s race: five unenrolled candidates, six Democrats, five Republicans and two Green Independents.