Demeritt speaks for the Governor
After a ten year break from a career in politics, Dan Demeritt ‘94 is returning to the field as the communications director for Maine’s Governor Paul LePage. To his benefit, Demeritt’s wife and three children will not have to move far. Seven years ago, he opened The Pizza Connection in Augusta, which is now the city’s largest independently owned pizza chain, including two locations and a lunch counter at the State House.
A native of Maine and a former government major at the College, Demeritt worked for U.S. Senator Susan Collins in the 1990s. Demeritt’s experience with running a small business compliments LePage’s platform that includes making Maine a more business friendly state.
Hearing that LePage was looking for extra communications personnel, it did not take him long to finalize his return and to start his job as communications director, a job he describes as “managing what other people say.” His approach is to encourage the Governor to be as transparent as possible, so that the press can truthfully tell the whole story.