Chellie Pingree is a Representative from Maine. She was born in Minneapolis on April 2, 1955.
She attended the University of Southern Maine from 1973. She received her B.A. from the College of the Atlantic in 1979
She has worked as a farmer, businesswoman, and was a member of the North Haven (Maine) board of assessors from 1981-1987. She was a member of the North Haven (Maine) planning board from 1981-1991, and a member of the Maine state senate from 1992-2000, while being the majority leader from 1996-2000.
She was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 2002, before being elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).