There was a question of access in Maine politics this week, both public and educational. With stories and editorials abounding in Maine’s news media, you might understandably think Gov. Paul LePage’s closed door Blaine House meeting was an aberration in Augusta. You would be wrong. Most of the real work in the Legislature occurs behind […]
Michael Cianchette was the chief counsel to Gov. Paul LePage from 2012-2013 and deputy counsel from 2011-2012. A Navy reservist, he was deployed to Afghanistan from 2013-2014 as a trainer and adviser to the Afghan National Police. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Maine program and holds a BA in economics and political science from Boston College along with a JD and an MBA from Suffolk University. He works as in-house counsel and financial manager for a number of affiliated companies in southern Maine.