Chellie PINGREE, Congress, ME (1955)


PINGREE, Chellie, a Representative from Maine; born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., April 2, 1955; attended University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, 1973; B.A., College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1979; farmer; businesswoman; member, North Haven (Maine) board of assessors, 1981-1987; chairwoman, North Haven (Maine) board of assessors, 1982-1983; member, North Haven (Maine) planning board, 1981-1991; member, Maine state senate, 1992-2000; majority leader, Maine state senate, 1996-2000; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 2002; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2009-present).

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present