Justin Chenette 21’, was elected County Commissioner for the Saco area during the recent Midterm Election. In doing so, Chenette made history becoming the 1st Millennial and only openly LGBTQ+ individual elected to serve on the York County Commission.
“I will be successful in this role because of my time at UMA,” says Chenette. “I went back to school because I wanted to combine my various experiences with a classroom education around best governing practices like public budgeting and HR management.”
Commissioners are elected to 4-year terms and are responsible for oversight of county operations including the jail, Sheriff’s office, emergency management, District Attorney’s office, Registry of Deeds, and more.
Chenette previously served as a State Senator and Representative for 8 years and graduated from UMA with a post-baccalaureate in Public Administration in May of 2021.