Neria Douglass

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Neria Douglass
50th Maine State Treasurer
In office
January 7, 2013 – January 6, 2015
Preceded byBruce Poliquin
Succeeded byTerry Hayes
State Auditor of Maine
In office
January 2005 – December 2012
GovernorJohn Baldacci
Paul LePage
Preceded byGail M. Chase
Succeeded byPola Buckley
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 22nd district
In office
1998–2004
Personal details
Born
Neria R. Douglass

(1952-11-16) November 16, 1952 (age 69)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Paul Douglass
Alma materWellesley College (BA))
Vanderbilt University (JD)

Neria R. Douglass (born 1952) is an American attorney and politician who served as State Treasurer of Maine.[1] Prior to that, she served as State Auditor and also represented Auburn in the Maine Senate.[2][3] She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Career[edit]

Douglass was the chair of the Auburn School Committee from 1989 to 1994, and she served on the Auburn City Council from 1994 to 1998.

Douglass began her term as State Treasurer on January 7, 2013.[4] Douglass stated after being sworn in that she hopes to persuade Governor Paul LePage to authorize the sale of voter-approved bonds, something which LePage has said he won't do until the State's financial picture improves.[5]

Maine Democrats nominated Douglass to serve a second term, but the Legislature selected the nominee suggested by Republicans, Teresea Hayes, a former Democrat.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auditor Neria Douglass Political Summary - Project Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2013-01-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Dems choose familiar faces for secretary of state, attorney general".
  4. ^ "Maine constitutional officials to take oaths". 7 January 2013.
  5. ^ Mistler, Steve (January 7, 2013). "Democratic officers take their oaths". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved January 7, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Hayes wins election as state treasurer". Kennebec Journal. December 4, 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by Maine State Auditor
2005–2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by Treasurer of Maine
2013–2015
Succeeded by