Maine Gov. Paul LePage nominated John Gallagher of Bath to be director of the Maine State Housing Authority. Confirmation will be needed from the Senate. Gallagher has been executive director of the Westbrook Housing Authority since 1999. Before working for the Westbrook Housing Authority, Gallagher worked in real estate and managed the development division of the Maine State Housing Authority. The quasi-independent housing authority issues bonds to finance housing for low- and moderate-income families.