EAST MILLINOCKET (NEWS CENTER Maine) — Democrat Michael Michaud has served in the U.S. Congress, Maine Senate and even run to be Maine's governor, but next he will be serving in a smaller role as town selectman in East Millinocket.

Michaud was elected selectman to the town of 1,640 people Tuesday night along with four others, Clint Linscott, Mark Scally, and Ryan Whitehouse.

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The 63-year-old previously served as a U.S. Representative for Maine's 2nd Congressional District from 2003 to 2015 before being succeeded by Republican Bruce Poliquin. Michaud was the Democratic nominee for governor of Maine in the 2014 election but lost to incumbent Republican Paul LePage.

Michaud served as President of the Maine Senate and worked for two decades at the Great Northern Paper Company.

Michaud is the first Franco-American to be elected to a U.S. federal office from Maine and speaks fluent French.