Maine’s first lady waited on tables for several weeks before people realized who she was.
Ann LePage kept a low profile, taking on double shifts hoping to make enough money over the summer to buy a new car, until a reporter recognized her as the governor’s wife.
Her husband, Gov. Paul LePage, is the lowest paid governor in the U.S., making $70,000 a year. He’s tried unsuccessfully to raise the salary for whomever follows him into the office, citing the average salary for a governor in the U.S. to be $130,000.
Mrs. LePage hadn’t worked in years, spending her time as a caregiver to her late mother who only recently passed away.
Ann has kept her identity secret while shuttling lobster and chowder to tables full of summer tourists, only admitting to being the state’s first lady if a customer or co-worker asks her because she “looks so familiar.”
“It’s all about the money,” she joked with a WBZ News reporter.
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