State employees union endorses Mitchell

Posted Aug. 23, 2010, at 6:33 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine State Employees Association is giving its endorsement to Democrat Libby Mitchell in November’s gubernatorial election.

The association, which represents more than 12,000 state employees, announced Monday that its board voted Friday to give the nod to Mitchell.

President Bruce Hodsdon said Mitchell has a proven track record of bringing people together and has shown she understands government and the budget process.

He said Mitchell and independent candidates Shawn Moody and Kevin Scott met with the association’s political action committee, but that Republican Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler did not submit candidate questionnaires.