Governor Mills Announces Departure of Press Secretary & Staff Changes


Governor Janet T. Mills (D) With Scott Ogden, Communications Director,  at East End Community School, Portland, on Election Day Last Month Where They Thanked Voters for their Support on the Election.

Governor Janet T. Mills (D) the first woman governor of Maine, announced today that her longtime spokeswoman Lindsay Crete will leave her post on December 9, 2022.  Crete served as Press Secretary to Governor Mills since she assumed office in January 2019,

“:Over the past four years, Lindsay has been a valued and trusted spokesperson, advisor and above all else, a friend.  She is truly one of the most adept, thoughtful and generous people I have had the honor to work with,” said Governor Mills.  :I will miss her more than words can describe and I wish her the best in all that is to come.”

“I feel deeply honored to have had the privilege of working for Governor Mills during her first term in office,” said Lindsay Crete.  “The past four years have been some of the most challenging and most rewarding times of my life and I am truly thankful to have worked for such a compassionate, courageous and committed leader.  I will miss Governor Mills and my colleagues in the Governor’s office dearly and working alongside them every day to improve the lives of Maine people.”

Scott Ogden, the Governor’s Director of Communications, will assume the role of Deputy Chief of Staff and will continue to lead Administrative communications from the Governor’s office.  The Governor’s office will also hire a Press Secretary in the coming months.