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Chellie Pingree

ME-1 (D)
Congressmember Pingree never anticipated a life in politics. She was a mother and small business owner who served on the school board before being approached about running for State Senate in 1991. In 2008, she was elected to Congress, representing the 1st District of Maine. She currently sits on the powerful Appropriations Committee. She has fought to increase opportunities for working families, protect our veterans and worked to expand access to health care. She wrote and introduced the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act, a package of reforms that make it easier for constituents to have access to healthy foods.
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How does Chellie align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember Pingree supports small businesses, and advocates for Maine's industries. She supports infrastructure investments and protecting Maine's working waterfronts.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: This candidate’s stance on this issue area is currently unknown.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember Pingree is working to protect and improve affordable health care gains for the American people. She advocates for Maine's clean, affordable energy production which will produce jobs and protect the environment. She is pushing Congress to take steps to address America's gun violence crisis.
Background information
  • Business Leader
  • Politician
  • Incumbent
Chellie Pingree has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party

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