Newell Augur has nearly 20 years of experience in Maine in the fields of government relations and administrative law, cultivating long-standing relationships with state government officials and other policy leaders. Newell’s experience includes designing and executing his clients’ legislative strategy, enlisting and organizing stakeholders, serving as spokesperson for press events, and monitoring initiatives that affect client operations.
In addition to representing businesses, nonprofits, and other clients before the Maine Legislature and state agencies, Newell has led three successful statewide referenda campaigns, and served as legal and strategic counsel for several others.
Newell’s varied background includes founding Augur & Associates, a boutique law and government relations firm, clerking for a U.S. District Court judge in the Western District of Texas, working as a criminal and civil litigator in New York City, and serving as the business manager of a charter school in Harlem. He was also director of legislative and public affairs for the Maine Department of Human Services where he was responsible for all aspects of the Department’s media strategy and oversight of legislative initiatives affecting human services programs.
A Portland native, Newell now lives in Yarmouth with his wife and three children. Newell serves on the Yarmouth School Committee and is active in youth sports programs.
- Yarmouth School Committee
- Co-chair, Maine Children’s Growth Council
- Maine Economic Research Institute, Advisory Committee
- Leadership Maine (2011-12)
- Vice Chair, Governor’s Advisory Council on NASB redevelopment (2010)
- Brunswick Town Council (2005-08)