Governor Paul LePage on Thursday administered the oath of office to a Maine Superior Court Justice, a District Court Judge and an Active Retired Justice in Maine Superior Court.

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Attorney Harold "Hal" Stewart II, of Presque Isle, was sworn in to serve as a Maine Superior Court Justice and Attorney Deborah Cashman of West Bath was sworn in to serve as Judge in Maine District Court.

Governor LePage also administered the oath to the Hon. E. Allen Hunter, of Caribou as an Active Retired Justice in Maine Superior Court.

Hal Stewart has served as an attorney at Stewart Law Office in Presque Isle, a division of Marden, Dubord, Bernier & Stevens, PA, LLC. Stewart specialized in insurance defense litigation, real estate and mediation services. He graduated from University of Maine Orono with a degree in chemical engineering with an emphasis in pulp and paper. He is a graduate of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

Deb Cashman has served as an assistant attorney general at the Office of the Attorney General, responsible for the prosecution of homicide cases throughout the State of Maine. Prior to working as assistant attorney general, she was the assistant district attorney in Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Androscoggin Counties. She also has practiced in the private sector at the Law Office of Deborah L. Potter, concentrating in the areas of criminal and family law. Cashman is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Maine School of Law.

Hon. E. Allen Hunter, of Caribou, served as a Justice in the Maine Superior Court from 2001 to 2015. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Solman and Hunter, P.A. in Caribou from 1976 to 2001. He also served as a Superior Court Bailiff in Spokane County Superior Court in Spokane, Wash. Hunter is a graduate of University of Maine Orono and Gonzaga University School of Law.

“As Governor, I have the utmost respect for those serving in the Judicial Branch,” said Governor LePage. “In choosing judges, my focus is on the qualifications, demeanor and integrity of the candidates. These respected professionals reflect those priorities. I am confident they will live up to the high standards we expect from Maine judges.”