Meet Chellie Pingree: 1st District candidate is guided by her time as tax assessor, school board chair

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, looks up to the skies during a thunderstorm that damaged her umbrella and forced the postponement of the July 4th fireworks show in Portland
Robert F. Bukaty | BDN
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, looks up to the skies during a thunderstorm that damaged her umbrella and forced the postponement of the July 4th fireworks show in Portland
By Troy R. Bennett, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 01, 2012, at 6:35 a.m.

Chellie Pingree has served two terms in the U.S. House, and served eight years in the Maine State Senate in the ’90s. But before that, she was the tax assessor and school board chair in the small town of North Haven, an experience she says still guides her. She’s called the island of less than 400 year-round residents home for 40 years.

Learn more about Chellie Pingree and all the other candidates in this fall’s election at bangordailynews.com/race/2012-general-election/.

U.S. House District 1

Jonathan T. E. Courtney vs. Chellie Pingree

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