Maine Democrats choose Bangor defense attorney to succeed Mills as AG

Rep. Aaron Frey of Bangor will be Maine’s next Attorney General. Photo courtesy Facebook.

AUGUSTA – Democrats in the Maine Legislature used four rounds of voting to winnow a field of five candidates for Maine Attorney General down to just one, selecting Aaron Frey of Bangor as the state’s next attorney general.

The official vote will come Wednesday in a joint meeting of the Legislature’s House & Senate, but because of the number of votes held by Democrats in the upcoming legislative session, that vote is little more than formality.

Numerous legal information websites list Frey as having acquired his bar license in just 2008. Frey is 39 years old and has been a defense attorney in Bangor since that time.

His legislative resumé is heavy, however, if his legal resumé looks light. Frey has served three full terms in the Maine Legislature and was about to start his fourth. He has served on the powerful Appropriations Committee as well as the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization in the most recent legislative session.

Frey beat out Falmouth attorney Tim Shannon, Senator Mark Dion of Portland, Sen. Mike Carpenter of Houlton (a former Attorney General) and Kennebec/Somerset County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney for the spot.

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