Rockwood Alum is First Female Congressional Representative for Maine's First District; Wins Showdown With Stephen Colbert

December 9th, 2009

Chellie Pingree was enrolled in Rockwood's yearlong fellowship, Leading from the Inside Out, from 2006-07 in her role as Executive Director of Common Cause. The several minute biography below (created during her campaign in 2008) maps her rise from a rural knitting entrepreneur, to the first woman to represent the first district of Maine in Congress.

And here, Chellie proves her mettle as she faces the unrelenting fire of TV commentator / comedian, Stephen Colbert, and comes away unscathed.

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