Next year would mark a whopping 50 years for the politician.
Barry Hobbins, a longtime state legislator from Saco and currently Maine’s Public Advocate, announced Thursday that he will retire when his term ends in June.
Hobbins, a lawyer, has had a long career in public office, serving 13 terms in the Maine House and Senate dating back to 1972. He was appointed public advocate – representing the public’s interests on issues before the Maine Public Utilities Commission – in 2017.
“At age 70, I can honestly say that I’ve given it absolutely everything I had,” Hobbins said in a statement Thursday. “It’s time for my wife, Donna, and I to decelerate, after all these years, and to finally savor private life.”
Full article at:
It appeases critics who say the areas could disrupt shipping, fishing and views.