Last updated on May 29th, 2018 at 08:28 am
Ann LePage is the current First Lady of First Lady of Maine. She is in the position since her husband Paul LePage succeeded John Baldacci as Governor of Maine on January 5, 2011. The couple has been together since 1984.
Early Life and Education
Ann LePage was born and raised in Maine. The information about her education remains unavailable in the media.
Ann LePage is married to Maine Governor Paul LePage since 1984. In these 42 plus years of marriage, the couple has had two children: Paul and Lauren LePage. They also have an adopted Jamaican son named Devon Raymond Jr. who is more than 30 years old now.
Ann LePage’s husband Paul LePage is the lowest paid governor in the United States with a salary of $70,000. Since that amount is not enough to carry all the costs of a married couple, Ann LePage had to take up a job as a waitress at McSeagull’s Restaurant for three days per week. Reportedly, LePage is saving up to pay for Toyota RAV4 which costs over $24,350.
Breaking down apparently poorest First Lady’s wealth, the first couple of Maine owns a house in Boothbay which was valued at $215,000 in 2014.
As First Lady
Most of the time, state First Ladies tend to use their energy primarily on education, children, drug abuse and family stuff. In contrast, Ann LePage decided to work in support of military people and veterans. She also works as an advocate for families though.
After leaving Scott Paper Company, Ann LePage became fully engaged with her husband’s works as a politician holding various posts and responsibilities. Her works came into highlight as her husband succeeded John Baldacci as Governor of Maine on January 5, 2011. As an advocate for veterans and military people, LePage currently works with Travis Mills Foundation.
At Travis Mills, she contributes in fundraising and has been helping the foundation to attain its aim of providing wounded veterans and other military people a conducive environment to rejuvenate. Moreover, the foundation focuses on a homely setting whereby military people and wounded soldiers can talk to each other or can talk to other visiting people.
In the past, Ann was actively involved in the Wreaths Across American Annual Convoy to Arlington National Cemetery. As a high-profile volunteer, Ann traveled in trucks and motorcycles to spread the effects and awareness of their works.
With these noble deeds in her list, Ann LePage has been an inspirational woman and an exemplary state Frist Lady. In 2013, she was awarded the 2012 Joshua Chamberlain’s Chapter Person of the Year in an event organized by the First Region Association of the US Army. This award has motivated her to move forward with bigger agendas.
Donald Trump and Ann LePage
When it comes to Ann LePage, it’s more reasonable if we compare her nature with the US First Lady Melania Trump. It’s not to show any disrespect to Melania, but she seems to be a lot self-satisfied being First Lady than any state First Ladies. Moreover, while Melania has lived in mansions and penthouse apartments, traveled in jets and drove expensive cars on billionaire husband Donald Trump‘s money, Ann likes to work and earn for her desired expenses.