Lepage's OPM Director Resigns, Office Dismantled

May 16, 2018

The director of the LePage administration's Office of Policy and Management has resigned, and all but one member of the office has been reassigned to other state agencies.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the LePage administration did not announce Jonathan LaBonte's April 10 departure. A spokesperson said the administration does not publicize every resignation.

The departure came one month after LaBonte was named in his capacity as former mayor of Auburn, along with multiple other public officials and agencies, in a notice in March concerning a possible sexual misconduct lawsuit against former Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant.

LaBonte declined to comment on the lawsuit or his resignation. He said Tuesday that he was looking to move on in his career and spend more time with family.