Chellie Pingree

An organic farmer in the U.S. Congress

About This Project

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER

Chellie Pingree has been working in an around farms for the last 40 years. After being elected and serving on the local school board on North Haven Island in Maine, and as the town’s tax assessor, Chellie went on to serve eight years in the Maine Senate, and become the national CEO of Common Cause. In 2008 she was elected to represent Maine in the United States Congress. As a member of the Agriculture Committee in Congress, Chellie’s focus is reforming farm policy with interests of sustainable farmers and consumers in mind.

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2012, Engage, Speaker