AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday nominated two long-time prosecutors and an experienced litigator to serve as judges on the District Court and Superior Court, respectively.
The governor also nominated two District Court judges and one Superior Court Justice to serve as active retired jurists.
Assistant Attorney General Deb Cashman of West Bath, who has prosecuted dozens of murder and manslaughter cases around the state, and Assistant Attorney General Patrick Larson of Bangor, who is the drug prosecutor in Penobscot County, were nominated to the District Court bench. Lawyer Harold Stewart II of Presque Isle was nominated to serve as a Superior Court justice, most likely in Aroostook County.
The judges who will retire but continue to preside as needed are Superior Court Justice E. Allen Hunter, whose chambers is in Caribou, and District Court Judges E. Paul Eggert and Keith Powers, whose offices are in Portland.
The Judiciary Committee has not yet scheduled nomination hearings. The Maine Senate will have to confirm their nominations before they may begin working.