One of Maine’s longest serving prosecutors has been tapped for a judgeship by the Gov. Paul LePage, according to a press release.

Geoffrey Rushlau, a Republican from Dresden, is serving his sixth consecutive term as district attorney for Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties. Prior to his work as district attorney, Rushlau served as an assistant district attorney for prosecutorial Districts 6 and 3, encompassing the aforementioned counties as well as Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties.

“As Governor, I have the utmost respect and have been impressed with the high quality work of the Judicial Branch,” said LePage in a press release Wednesday. “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor, and integrity of the candidates, not politics. All of my nominees reflect these priorities. I am confident that Mr. Rushlau will live up to the high standards we expect from Maine judges.”

Rushlau is a member of the Maine Prosecutors Association serving twice as President. He is also a member of the National District Attorneys Association, Criminal Law Advisory Commission, Maine Criminal Justice Academy Board of Trustees and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Advisory Board.

Rushlau is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law.

“I’m honored and pleased to be nominated, and I’m looking forward to the confirmation process,” Rushlau told The Times Record. “It’s an exciting opportunity and I hope to serve the people for years to come.”

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