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Hannah M. Pingree (born October 18, 1976) is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Maine and daughter of Maine politician Chellie Pingree. She served four terms in the State Legislature, including one as Speaker of the House, before being forced to leave office by state term limits.[1] In the Legislature she represented 10 islands and coastal towns. She was the second woman to serve as Speaker of the House in Maine.

Hannah Pingree
99th Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
December 3, 2008 – December 6, 2010
Preceded byGlenn Cummings
Succeeded byRobert Nutting
Majority Leader of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
Preceded byGlenn Cummings
Succeeded byJohn Piotti
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 36th district
In office
Preceded byPaul Volenik
Succeeded byWalter Kumiega
Personal details
Born (1976-10-18) October 18, 1976 (age 42)
Belfast, Maine, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jason Mann
EducationBrown University (BA)

Pingree grew up on the island of North Haven, where her father Charlie Pingree is a boat-builder. She graduated from North Haven Community School and Brown University. She was a 1998-1999 Fellow for Leadership in Public Affairs for the Coro Foundation in New York City.

Prior to serving in the Legislature, she was a fundraiser for the unsuccessful United States Senate campaign of her mother Chellie Pingree, who now represents Maine's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. She also worked for two years in New York City as the political director and "Election 2000" producer for, the largest political internet site for women.

In her third term, Pingree became the third woman in Maine history to serve as House Majority Leader and the youngest woman ever to hold the position. She is the second youngest person to hold the position in state history. After leaving the legislature, Pingree now manages the family inn and restaurant, Nebo Lodge, and serves on the North Haven Community School Board.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Pingree, Tardy, now out of House, already positioning for future elections". Bangor Daily News. 2010. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "Time magazine honors Hannah Pingree". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved May 11, 2016.

Further readingEdit

  • Wright, Virginia. "Maine's Newest Political Dynasty". Down East: The Magazine of Maine (January 2009).

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