Jan. 10, 2018: John McGough resigned as the longtime Chief of Staff for Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. McGough resigned to take a position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). McGough has worked with LePage since LePage first ran for Governor in 2010, and McGough has been LePage’s Chief of Staff since LePage first took office. During LePage’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign, McGough was LePage’s deputy chief of staff and policy director. Before McGough joined the campaign, he was the Director of Human Resources for South Portland, Maine. McGough has been succeeded as the Chief of Staff at the Governor’s Office by Holly Lusk, who has also been appointed as LePage’s Legislative Director, with both appointments effective on Jan. 8, 2018. Lusk was most recently the Deputy Chief of Staff, a post she held since she rejoined the LePage administration in November, 2017. A lawyer, Lusk graduated from the University of Maine School of Law. A press release about McGough’s resignation and Lusk’s appointment from the Governor’s Office did not identify what post McGough took at HHS.