Harpswell woman rejoins LePage staff

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AUGUSTA —Gov. Paul R. LePage appointed Holly Lusk of Harpswell deputy chief of staff and policy director.

The appointment comes after Kathleen Newman, who served the administration for seven years, stepped down in October.

“Holly previously served as my senior advisor for health policy, and I am pleased to have her back on my staff,” LePage said in a Nov. 28 press release. 

Lusk practiced law at Portland-based Preti Flaherty, where she worked in the firm’s government affairs, health law and litigation groups. When she worked for LePage previously, Lusk advised the governor on issues related to health, welfare, insurance, professional licensing and financial regulatory matters.