Chellie Pingree (US Representative, ME, Democrat)

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Rochelle Marie Pingree (/ˈʃɛli ˈpɪŋɡriː/; née Johnson; born April 2, 1955), known as Chellie Pingree, is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district since 2009.[1] A member of the Democratic Party, her district includes most of the southern part of the state, including Portland and Augusta.

Pingree was a member of the Maine Senate from 1992 to 2000, serving as majority leader for her last four years. She was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 2002, losing to incumbent Republican Susan Collins. From 2003 until 2006, she was president and CEO of Common Cause. She is the first Democratic woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine.

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