August 06, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins announced that the Senate last night unanimously approved Greg Nadeau, a native of Lewiston and former advisor to then-Governor King, to lead the Federal Highway Administration.
“Greg Nadeau is the right person to lead the Federal Highway Administration. He is a true leader whose experience and strength of character position him to lead this critical agency into the future,” said Senators King and Collins in a joint statement. “We are delighted the Senate unanimously approved his nomination and look forward to working with him to modernize America’s highway system.”
On July 15th, Senators King and Collins testified in support of Nadeau’s nomination during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Nadeau, a Lewiston native, served as Senior Policy Advisor to then-Governor King from 1995 to 2002 and has served as the Federal Highway Administration’s Deputy Administrator since 2009.
Following his time in the King Administration, Nadeau served as the Maine Department of Transportation's (MaineDOT) Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Communications until 2009. He previously represented Lewiston in the Maine House of Representatives from 1978-1990. He was nominated by President Obama for the position of Administrator on May 11, 2015.