May 8, 2013

LePage to speak at Portland chamber's forum; topics unknown

By Leslie Bridgers
Staff Writer

PORTLAND - Gov. Paul LePage will be the featured speaker at the Portland Regional Chamber's Eggs & Issues forum Wednesday morning.

He has yet to reveal the issues he'll bring up at the breakfast event. A description of the forum on the chamber's website says the governor "will give updates on the state."

That's about as much of a heads-up as LePage offered the other two times he was the keynote speaker at the chamber's monthly event, said Chris Hall, the chamber's chief executive officer.

No matter the topic, none of the 400 people expected to attend will get a chance to directly address the governor in the question-and-answer session afterward.

Diverging from its usual format, the chamber has asked for questions to be submitted ahead of time to make sure the inquiries are of universal interest to the crowd, Hall said.

Hall said the chamber has done pre-submitted questions before, on an occasion when LePage and former Gov. John Baldacci were the featured speakers.

Hall said he planned to sift through the dozens of submissions Tuesday night.

Pre-registration was required to attend the event, which starts at 7 a.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.


Leslie Bridgers can be contacted at 791-6364 or at

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors

Further Discussion

Here at we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)