Former DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew To Run For Governor
The recently-resigned Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that she's running for Governor.
Mayhew confirmed her candidacy during a radio interview on Tuesday morning, but rumors of her intentions have circulated since she stepped down as DHHS Commissioner last month. She had held that post since 2011. Prior to working with DHHS, Mayhew served as the senior health policy advisor for the LePage administration, and had held the title of Vice-President for the Maine Hospital Association before that.
Also planning to run for the Governor's office are Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes of Buckfield, Adam Cote of Sanford, Betsey Sweet of Hallowell, Deril Stubenrod of Clinton, Patrick Eisenhart of Augusta, and Richard Light of Liberty.
Governor Paul LePage is not allowed to run for re-election because of term limits.
Below is an interview with Mayhew from March in which she discusses proposed changes to Medicaid.