AUGUSTA — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is promoting staff member Michael Cianchette to chief legal counsel.

The office announced Monday that Cianchette was promoted from his post as deputy legal counsel and policy adviser. Also, Carlisle McLean was promoted from senior natural resources policy adviser to general counsel and senior natural resources policy adviser.

LePage said he’s proud to have both of them serving in senior legal positions.

Cianchette also serves in the Naval Reserve and holds an MBA and legal degree from Suffolk University. McLean holds degrees from Pace University School of Law and Yale University School of Forestry.