AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage announced two judicial nominations Wednesday.

The governor nominated attorney David J. Mitchell of Calais to serve as a district court judge. Mitchell’s law firm offers services in areas including criminal defense, divorces and child custody.

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Since 2004, Mitchell has also served as the tribal prosecutor for the Passamaquoddy Tribal Court and in Pleasant Point and Indian Township. He is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law.

Judge John V. Romei of Roque Bluffs was nominated to serve as an active retired district court judge. Romei was appointed a district court judge in 1992 by former Gov. John McKernan.

Before he became a judge Romei practiced law in Machias. He serves as a part-time trial judge for the Passamaquoddy Nation.

The nominations must be reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary before they are brought to the Senate for confirmation.