- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The long-time press secretary of Maine’s Republican governor is stepping down.

Gov. Paul LePage says that Adrienne Bennett will leave in August for a marketing and communications position at Kennebec Savings Bank. The governor’s term ends in 2018.

Her last day will be Aug. 2.

The governor said she maintained composure while dealing with a hostile media interested in sensationalism.

Bennett is a former television reporter and is a member of the Maine Domestic Violence and Abuse Commission.

Recent departures from the LePage administration include former state health and human services Mary Mayhew, who is running for governor as a Republican.

Former LePage adviser David Sorensen says he took a speechwriting job in the Trump administration.

LePage finance chief Richard Rosen abruptly resigned during state budget negotiations.

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