Nov 06, 2018
Jan 01, 2018 - May 25, 2018
The Governor of the State of Maine is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Maine. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two successive terms. There is not, however, a limit on the number of total terms a governor may serve. The governor acts as commander-in-chief of "the army and navy of the State, and of the militia" (the Maine National Guard), "except when the same are called into the actual service of the United States." The governor has the power to appoint officers, to appoint all judicial officers subject to confirmation except probate judges and justices of the peace if their manner of selection is otherwise provided for by the state constitution or by law, and to appoint and all other civil and military officers whose appointment is not by this constitution, or otherwise provided for by law.The governor will have power to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons, unless impeached. The power to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons also includes juvenile offenses. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Convening extraordinary sessions of the legislature, adjourning the legislature when necessary to so intervene, and moving the meeting place of the legislature under specific circumstances; Requiring reports and information from any officer of the state or of the state's militia on any circumstances of their job; Delivering information and recommending measures to the state's General Assembly from time to time. The salary for this office is $70,000/year.