Senate confirms Hampden man to be District Court judge

Gregory Campbell
Gregory Campbell
Posted June 03, 2011, at 6:03 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Senate on Friday confirmed the nomination of an assistant district attorney in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties to be a District Court judge.

Senators took the action on Gov. Paul LePage’s first judicial nominee a day after Gregory Campbell, 50, of Hampden was endorsed by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee.

Campbell is expected to preside in Bangor. Information about when he will join the judiciary was unavailable Friday afternoon.

“I’m deeply appreciative of the honor to be nominated to be a District Court judge,” Campbell said Thursday after the confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee.

Judicial appointments are for seven years. A District Court judge’s salary is about $112,000 a year.

Campbell is a graduate of Brewer High School, Bates College in Lewiston and the University of Maine School of Law in Portland.

He went to work in 1985 as a prosecutor in Bangor. In the early 1990s, Campbell moved to the private sector for two years at Richardson, Troubh & Badge in Bangor, then served as a special assistant in the U.S Attorney’s Office.

He rejoined the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office in 1995.

Campbell is married to lawyer Margaret Campbell. The couple have three children between the ages of 13 and 18.

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