Gov. LePage issues flag order for former state official

Posted Aug. 16, 2011, at 5:23 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has directed that the U.S. and Maine flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in Fairfield and Augusta in honor of Dan Gwadosky, a former state official who died after a long battle with cancer.

Gwadosky, who was 57, served as House speaker, secretary of state and most recently as director of the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverage and Lottery Operations.

Flags are being flown at half-staff Tuesday to coincide with a celebration of Gwadosky’s life that’s being held at the Augusta Civic Center.

Gwadosky served 18 years representing his hometown of Fairfield in the Maine House of Representatives and more recently lived in Augusta.