Chellie Pingree

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Democratic Maine

U.S. House (Maine 1)


Family: Divorced; 3 Children: Hannah, Cecily, Asa

Born: 04/02/1955 Minneapolis, MN

Home: North Haven, Maine

Religion: Lutheran

Education: Attended, Kennedy School of Government Summer Fellows Program, 1996 BA, College of the Atlantic, 1976 Attended, Outward Bound, 1970 Attended, University of Southern Maine

Profession: Founder/Managing Partner, Nebo Lodge, 2006-present President/Chief Executive Officer, Common Cause, 2003-2007 Owner/Founder, North Island Designs, 1981-1993 Authored/Produced/Wrote Essays/Coordinated Photography, Design and Production, 1986-1992 Farmer, North Island Farm, 1977-1980 Former Editor, North Haven News

Political: Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2008-present Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2008 Candidate, United States Senate, 2002 Maine State Senate Majority Leader, 1996-2000 Senator, Maine State Senate, 1992-2000 North Haven Planning Board, 1980-1994 Former Chair, North Haven Tax Assessors, 1980-1994 Former Chair, SAD #7 School Board

Congressional Membership: Co-Chair, Maine Economic Growth Council, 1995-1998 Advisory Committee on Mental Retardation, 1995-1996 Commission to Study Poverty Among the Working Poor, 1995-1996 Special Committee to Study Nursing Home Rates, 1995-1996 Co-Founder, Sustainable Energy and Environment Caucus

Organization Membership: Member, Wal-Mart Watch Board of Directors, 2005-present Advisory Board, Maine Businesses For Social Responsibility, 2000-present North Haven Grange, 1981-present Member, Board of Directors, Families USA, 2004-2007 Trustee, College of the Atlantic, 1997-2001 Founder/Past President, North Haven Arts and Enrichment Fund, 1990-2000 Chair, Maine Women's Vote Project, 1998 Eisenhower Fellow to Hungary, 1997 Planning Fellow, Center for Policy Alternatives, Washington, District of Columbia, 1997 Toll Fellow, Northeast Region, Council of Governments, 1995 Member, Ferry Advisory Committee Member, Board of Directors, Inter Island League Board Member, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Founder, Farm Apprenticeship Program Treasurer, North Haven Development Corporation



Armed Services

Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process

Subcommittee on Military Personnel

Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces