Branches of Government
The Maine State Constitution created Maine's government system, with three co-equal branches - the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches.
Governor Paul R. LePage
The Executive Branch is responsible for execution of the laws created by the legislature and is headed by the Governor. The Governor is elected every four years, and no individual may serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.
Departments of the Executive Branch:
- Administrative and Financial Services
- Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
- Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management
- Economic and Community Development
- Environmental Protection
- Health & Human Services
- Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Marine Resources
- Professional and Financial Regulation
- Public Safety
- State Planning Office
Judicial Branch Website
The Judicial Branch is responsible for interpreting the laws and is headed by the Supreme Judicial Court. All judicial officers are appointed by the Governor and serve a term of 7 years.
Judicial Branch Departments:
Legislative Branch Website
The Legislative Branch is responsible for making the laws and is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate has 35 members who are elected every 2 years, and the House has 151 members who are also elected every two years.
Legislative Branch Offices: