Rep. Mike Michaud tours Belfast businesses
Congressman Mike Michaud paid a visit to Belfast Friday, Sept. 6, with stops at several businesses around the city.
Michaud, a Democrat who represents the second congressional district of Maine in the United States House of Representatives and has also announced his plans to run for the governor's seat in 2014, began his trip to Belfast with a tour of the Penobscot McCrum facility.
After visiting the McCrum facility, Michaud toured Front Street Shipyard before making his way up to Church Street where he spent time speaking with the owners of Left Bank Books and Pica Design and Marketing.
He concluded the trip with a visit to MaineFare 2013 for lunch and then a tour of Coastal Farms and Food Processing with Rep. Chellie Pingree and United States Department of Agriculture Acting Under Secretary Doug O'Brien.
According to biographical information posted on his website, Michaud was first elected a congressman in 2003. Prior to that election, Michaud served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1980 to 1994.
In 1994 he was elected to the Maine Senate.
Michaud is the ranking member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and also serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the U.S. House of Representatives.
He will face incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Independent Eliot Cutler in the 2014 gubernatorial election.