Janet Mills to be Maine's first female governor

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PORTLAND, Maine (WABI) - Farmington native Janet Mills declared her own victory as Maine's next Governor early Wednesday morning.

Mills is a graduate of Mt. Blue High School, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and the University of Maine School of Law.

She has served as District Attorney for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties, making her the first woman to be elected as a DA in New England.

Mills co-founded the Maine Women’s Lobby to advocate for battered and abused women, and won election to the Maine House of Representatives herself in 2002.

For the past five years, Janet has served as the Attorney General of Maine—the first and only woman to hold the job.

And now, based on unofficial numbers, Mainers have elected Janet Mills to be the state's first female governor.