Chellie M Pingree

Born:April 2, 1955 (age 67)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-present
Maine State Senate, 1992-2000
Education:B.A., College of the Atlantic

Chellie M. Pingree assumed office in January 2009, representing Maine's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, the first woman elected to Congress from that district.

Pingree was born April 2, 1955, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from the College of Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, in 1979.

Prior to serving in Congress, Pingree served as a member of the North Haven, Maine, board of assessors (1981 to 1987) and as chairwoman (1982–1983). She also served on the North Haven, Maine, planning board from 1981 to 1991. From 1992 to 2000, Pingree served as a member in the Maine State Senate and, from 1996 to 2000, she served as the majority leader for the Maine State Senate.

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