AUGUSTA — The 22-year-old daughter of Maine Gov.-elect Paul LePage is getting a job in her father’s administration.

Lauren LePage will work as an assistant to LePage’s chief of staff, John McGough.

Officials say Lauren LePage’s position is considered entry-level and is commensurate with her experience, work history and education. She will be paid about $41,000 a year.

LePage spokesman Dan Demeritt tells the Bangor Daily News Lauren LePage was a valuable member of the campaign and the transition. She worked on policy issues during the campaign and she is managing policy and constituent concerns during the transition.

Officials say state rules about hiring relatives don’t apply to elected or constitutional officers.


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