Maine Congressman Mike Michaud

By Michael H. Michaud

Democrat Michael H. Michaud was sworn in as a United States Congressman in January 2003 to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. The second of six children, he was raised in Medway and attended Schenck High School in East Millinocket. After graduation, worked at the Great Northern Paper Company.

A desire to clean up the badly polluted Penobscot River near his home led Mike to run for and become elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1980, where he went on to serve seven consecutive terms.

In 1994, he defeated a millionaire incumbent in his first bid for the Maine Senate and in Dec. 2000, he was unanimously elected Senate President.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Mike serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and the Committee on Small Business.

Mike attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University. In 1989, he was awarded a Doctor of Public Service from Unity College. In 2007, he was awarded a Doctor of Public Service from Husson College.

Mike currently resides in East Millinocket, where he is remodeling his late grandmother's home. To learn more or to contact Rep. Michaud, go to

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