AUGUSTA — Thomas Doore, a retired firefighter for the city of Augusta, has been appointed deputy treasurer for Kennebec County.

The move came last week following a unanimous vote of the Kennebec County Commissioners.

Kennebec County Treasurer Richard Davies introduced Doore to the commissioners when they met last week. The three-member board voted unanimously to appoint Doore.

“Thanks for agreeing to come work with us,” Commissioner George M. Jabar said. “The Department of Finance and the treasurer’s office have come a long way with (County Administrator Robert Devlin’s) help, and we’re very proud of that.

“We’ve had some great people and we run a pretty good ship. And we have made some great moves financially to get us where we stand now, on great financial ground, and that’s where we want to continue.”

In a brief presentation to the commissioners, Doore said he serves on the boards of the Capital Area Credit Union and the Kennebec County Soil & Water Conservation District. He also serves on the board of Old Fort Western and is chairman of the Augusta Registration Appeals Board.

Doore retired after working for 29 years and a day for the Augusta Fire Department.

County treasurers are elected positions in the state of Maine. The term is four years.

The treasurer enforces payment of taxes and keeps the books for the county, reporting the county receipts and payments to the County Commissioners, among other duties.

Under state law, treasurers are allowed to appoint deputies. In the event of a vacancy in the treasurer’s seat, the deputy treasurer acts as treasurer until a treasurer is named.

Davies said until now, he had not had a deputy treasurer during his time as county treasurer.

Davies was first elected Kennebec County treasurer in 2013 and reelected in 2017. This is the final year of his second term. He said he will not seek a third term.

Before running for treasurer, Davies spent his career in public service, serving as a state representative for eight years and a senior adviser to Gov. John E. Baldacci. He was also appointed to the Office of Public Advocate as the state’s public advocate.

Doore is married to state Rep. Donna R. Doore, a Democrat who represents part of Augusta.

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