Bangor Daily News features Maine Law graduate, lawmaker Alex Willette

July 1, 2014

In case you missed the article, the Bangor Daily News published a story recently about Alex Willette, a 2014 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, who also happens to be a highly successful lawmaker.

Reporter Mario Moretto of the BDN wrote about Willette’s decision to not seek re-election this fall as a state representative for House District 7, which includes more than 10 municipalities and several unorganized townships in northwestern Aroostook County. Willette is a native of Mapleton.

Here’s an excerpt, or you can read the full story.

Alex Willette, the House Republicans’ second-in-command and youngest-ever member of state legislative leadership, will not seek re-election this November.

Willette, 25, of Mapleton said Friday he’s leaving the Legislature to focus on his blossoming career as a lawyer. He’ll graduate from the Maine School of Law on May 17.

“I plan on staying involved with the party but maybe taking a few years off on the elected side of things,” Willette said in an interview Friday. “I really loved my time with the Legislature, and I’m extremely thankful and grateful for the opportunity to serve … but starting a law practice in Aroostook County when you have to be in Augusta six months out of the year did not seem feasible. There’s just not enough time in the day.”

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