Spring 2014 Speaker Series
"Conversations with the Candidates: Maine's Next Governor"
Event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
Mike Michaud (Democrat)
March 21, 2014
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall
Mike Michaud has served as the U.S. Representative for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District since 2003. A former mill worker and supervisor at Great Northern Paper Company, Michaud campaigned in the 1970s to clean up the Penobscot River and was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1980. After seven consecutive terms in the House, he was elected to the Maine Senate. During his tenure there (1994-2003), Michaud served on the Productivity Realization Task Force, as chair of the Appropriations Committee, and as Senate President. In the U.S. House of Representatives, he serves on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where he is the ranking member, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Michaud is the first Franco-American from Maine to be elected to federal office.
About the series:
The USM Muskie School of Public Service and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, in collaboration with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, will host a series of one-on-one conversations with candidates from Maine's 2014 gubernatorial race.
Each of the candidates will have a chance to outline his plans for Maine. Moderator Richard Barringer, professor emeritus in the Muskie School, will ask one or two questions and then open the floor for questions from the audience. All sessions will be taped for future broadcast on Maine Public Radio’s public affairs show, “Speaking in Maine.”