All posts by Michael Cianchette

Michael Cianchette

About Michael Cianchette

Michael Cianchette was the chief counsel to Gov. Paul LePage from 2012-2013 and deputy counsel from 2011-2012. A Navy reservist, he was deployed to Afghanistan from 2013-2014 as a trainer and adviser to the Afghan National Police. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Maine program and holds a BA in economics and political science from Boston College along with a JD and an MBA from Suffolk University. He works as in-house counsel and financial manager for a number of affiliated companies in southern Maine.

Much ado about Cutler

Cynthia: Eliot Cutler was recently described by a Boston Globe columnist as a guy “who conveys the sense of someone who believes his superiority as a would-be governor is so self-evident that it’s a little wearying to have to point it out.” When asked the spoiler question, Cutler apparently said of Gov. Paul LePage and Congressman Mike […]

Ad nauseam

Mike: Cynthia, the onslaught of television campaign ads has begun! Thankfully, at least some have been entertaining. Political columnist Don Roberts writes that Gov. Paul LePage won round 1, but I think Eliot Cutler’s debate spot is effective as well. What is your favorite thus far? Cynthia: I don’t have a direct answer for you, […]

What’s the beef with unions?

Cynthia:  In the spirit of Labor Day, Mike, I say we grill up some veggie burgers and talk about unions. Mike:  Sounds great, but I’m sticking with beef. Cynthia: I wonder if public-sector unions will be the red meat in elections here like they were in Wisconsin. Do people think about “Labor” now as largely white-collar government bureaucrats, […]