Hannah Pingree

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Hannah Pingree
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Maine House of Representatives District 36
Former member
Term in office began
2002
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Consultant and small business owner
Hannah Pingree (b. October 18, 1976) was a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives. She represented the 36th District from 2002-2010 and served as the Speaker of the House in her final term.

Pingree worked as Development Director of Waterman's Community Center from 2002-2004, was a Political Editor/Producer of iVillage.com from 1999-2001, and an intern in the New York City Office of Management and Budget in 1998.[1]

Post-Legislative Activites

Pingree works as a part-time consultant for Safer Chemicals, Safer Families, a national coalition advocating for the better regulation of chemicals. On July 24, 2012, she testified before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and its Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health Subcommittee about the regulations of chemicals, particularly flame retardants.[2]

She also manages her family's Nebo Inn with her husband and raises her two children. She serves on the North Haven Community School Board and on the board of trustees of the Island Institute, a community development organization focusing on the Gulf of Maine and its island communities.[3][4]

After U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) announced that she would not seek re-election in 2012, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Hannah's mother, explored running for the open U.S. Senate seat. Hannah Pingree confirmed on March 4, 2012, that she was collecting signatures to contest for the 1st District congressional seat held by her mother if the latter chose to run for Senate.[5] On March 7, Congresswoman Pingree announced that she would not run for the Senate seat and would instead seek re-election to her congressional seat.[6]

Hannah Pingree contributed $3,800 to political candidates in the 2012 election cycle.[7]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, she served on the following committees:

40 under 40

In 2010, Pingree was highlighted by Time Magazine as one of the 40 leaders under 40 who are "rising stars of American politics."[8]

Elections

2010

Pingree was ineligible to run under Maine's term limits.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hannah Pingree ran unopposed for District 36 of the Maine House of Representatives.[9]

Hannah Pingree raised $2,770 for her campaign.[10]

Maine House of Representatives, District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hannah Pingree (D) 4,447

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Hannah Pingree collected $2,770 in donations.[11]

Her largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $2,170

Issues

Controversies

Maine Arts Commission

Pingree's sister Cecily was awarded a 2012 fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission worth $13,000. The Maine Heritage Policy Center suggested Cecily's relationship to Hannah and to their mother, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, may have influenced Cecily's selection for the merit-based award.[12]

Personal

Pingree's mother is Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, and her sister Cecily is an artist and Maine Arts Commission Fellow.

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Preceded by
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Maine House of Representatives District 36
2002–2010
Succeeded by
Walter Kumiega (D)