Maine’s first lady takes summer waitress job to supplement governor’s income

Maine’s first lady takes summer waitress job to supplement governor’s income
Ann LePage, First Lady of Maine, presses toward her summer goal. (Image: Screen grab of CBS 13 video)

At McSeagull’s in Boothbay Harbor, the ocean air is brisk and so is business. …

From tourists on the pier to boats in the marina, sights of summer in Vacationland are all around.

But one sight is taking some at McSeagull’s by surprise.

This vacation destination by the sea is serving up a side of celebrity.

“People expect something different of you because of who I’m married to,” said Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage. …

Like many Mainers, Mrs. LePage says she got a seasonal job to make a little extra money.

“Oh honey, it’s all about the money; it’s all about the money. I told him (Governor Paul LePage) my money I earn here I’m putting in a kitty. I want to buy a car this summer,” LePage said. …

According to US Census data, the average yearly income for a married-couple family in Maine is about $87,000. As governor, LePage gets a salary of $70,000, making him the lowest paid governor in the country.

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