Wife of nation's lowest-paid governor takes waitressing job

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jun 24, 2016

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The wife of Maine Gov. Paul LePage has taken on a summer waitressing job near their Boothbay home. And she's saving up for a Toyota RAV4.

Ann LePage had kept quiet about the gig, but her husband told a crowd at a recent town hall that his wife took a job to "supplement" his lowest-in-the-nation $70,000 salary. This year, the Republican governor unsuccessfully proposed to more than double his successor's salary to $150,000.

LePage worked her first double shift on Thursday at McSeagull's, a bustling restaurant touting double-wrapped bacon scallops and harbor views. She says being a waitress is "something I've always, always wanted to do."

She says following through on her interest is something her late mother, who passed away last fall, would have been proud of.