Name: Chellie Pingree

Campaign: Democratic candidate for Congress in the 1st district

Age: 63

Lives in: North Haven

Opponents: Republican Mark Holbrook, independent Marty Grohman

On her resume: Served eight years in the Maine Senate and was elected Majority Leader. Former president of Common Cause, a national advocacy group. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008.

Noteworthy positions: Supports expansion of Medicaid in Maine. Has worked to promote nutritious, locally grown food in federal assistance programs. Says trade policies of the Trump administration “seem to be doing more harm than good in Maine.”

Fun fact: Owns a 1969 VW bus that’s being now being restored.

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