The First Lady of Maine Ann LePage has more in common with regular people than most might think. That can be seen firsthand if you were to walk into the McSeagull’s, just off the harbor in Maine, and see the First Lady of the state in action as a waitress at an upscale restaurant.
Maine’s first lady takes summertime waitress job to pick up cash… https://t.co/jIDrIuA9HC
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In a recent report filed by Fox News, LePage is taking her down time as the First Lady of the state of Maine to earn a little extra cash for her and her husband, Governor Paul LePage. The Republican governor is said to be the lowest paid governor in all 50 states, which he clocks in at around $70,000 per year.
What’s even more humble about her life is that the First Lady of Maine has also kept the gig on a low profile, that is until her husband exploited it at a town hall meeting in the state, reportedly to shun his low salary. This might have also been to use as a talking point for the Republican governor who has been criticized by many as a politician for big business as opposed to the working-class people.
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But Ann LePage does not seem to be at all interested in the politics involved, especially with being married to the governor of her state. As a matter of fact, the First Lady of Maine said that being a waitress was something that she had always wanted to do. Of course, the First Lady obviously did not want to draw too much attention to it, considering she kept her waitress job off the radar for several weeks before her husband outed her.
Recently, Governor LePage has tried to increase the salary of his successor to $150,000 a year, which is just above the national average for state governors at $135,000.
LePage and the First Lady are said to be quite deep in debt. They had recently bought a home, which is a second home besides their governor’s mansion, for $250,000 in Boothbay.
But what the First Lady of Maine is really trying to do is to save up her money so that she can buy herself a new car, which she cited as being a Toyota Rav4. She works three days a week as a waitress and tends to her duties as the First Lady and a wife the rest of the time.
“Because of who I am and who I’m married to (Paul LePage), I want to work extra hard just so I can show them I can do the job,” the First Lady told Fox News.
The First Lady of Maine and the governor also spoke with a local news station, as reported by NBC News, about her gig as a waitress and said that she is working there because her daughter had done it previously and made $28 an hour.
“She (my daughter) did so well that, my wife, the First Lady, is waitressing this summer,” Paul LePage told the news station.
The Maine governor is also no stranger to controversy in his political career. The Republican governor, who has also drawn the ire of Maine’s most famous resident, Stephen King, was also in the news in recent months for comments he made about drugs in his state and linking them to pregnancy. In those remarks, he said that people with names like “D-Money, Smoothie and Shifty,” were coming into his state, selling drugs, and impregnating young white women. These comments were challenged because they seemed to be racially charged and deliberately inflammatory toward young black men.
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But as for the First Lady and her waitress gig, she seems to be mostly unfazed by her husband’s political woes.
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