Michael H. Michaud was born January 15, 1955 to James Michaud, Sr. and Geneva (Morrow) Michaud. He grew up in Medway and later moved to East Millinocket, Maine. After graduating from high school, he began working at the Great Northern Paper Company mill in Millinocket and became vice president of the local paper workers’ union. Mike was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1980 and to the Maine Senate in 1994, becoming its president in 2000. He has been involved in legislation concerning education, health care, unions and environmental protection, among other issues. He was elected a U.S. Congressman from Maine’s Second District and sworn in January 2003.
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