Republican State Representative from Augusta has announced he will resign from the Legislature for work reasons next month.

Rep. Justin Fecteau, R-Augusta, said o he will resign mid-way through his second term to accept a teaching position outside of his district. His last day will be July 4. It could lead to a closely divided seat in the chamber going up for grabs in a special election later this year.

In his second term, Fecteau passed a law curtailing the use of no-knock warrants, a practice that gained national attention after Kentucky police officers killed Louisville medical worker Breonna Taylor during a botched raid on her apartment. He also championed a law changing enrollment qualifications for minor parties.

Megan Diver

Megan has worked in Maine politics for more than ten years and all of her professional career, having served in many roles for elected officials (including former Secretary of State Charlie Summers), in-house with the Maine Association of REALTORS®, legislative specialist at Pierce Atwood LLP providing lobbying services and support to Pierce Atwood’s government relations clients and most recently senior government relations specialist at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Megan currently is the Vice President at the Maine Energy Marketers Association, utilizing her vast knowledge and legislative experience at the State House to represent MEMA on policies relating to the Association and its members.