Marpheen Chann

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Marpheen Chann (born 1991) is a Portland, Maine, based politician and candidate for Portland City Council District 5[1][2] (Deering Center, North Deering, and Riverton). Chann, a Democrat, is an LGBT and immigrant and refugee rights advocate, having served as chair of Maine Law's LGBT+ Law & Policy group, board member of the Maine Association for New Americans, and Minority Caucus Chair for the Maine Young Democrats.[3] During his undergraduate career, Chann was the University of Southern Maine's first ever student vice-president[4] and led the USM College Democrats and helped found USM's Queer Straight Alliance.[5] Chann has been active in Maine politics as an advisor and consultant for a number of candidates, including former State Representative Christine Powers and Portland City Councilors Jill Duson, Pious Ali, and Spencer Thibodeau.


Chann earned his BA in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of Southern Maine and his JD from the University of Maine School of Law.
  1. ^ "Potential Portland City Council candidates step up as Brenerman bows out". The Forecaster. 2017-06-13. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  2. ^ Flisiuk, Francis. "'The City Can Do Better': Marpheen Chann's vision for a Portland that's truly for everyone - The Portland Phoenix". Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  3. ^ "CHANN TO LEAD MINORITY CAUCUS AT MAINE YOUNG DEMS". Marpheen Chann for Portland City Council. Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Involvement Spotlight: Chann learns and leads at USM | USM Free Press". Retrieved 2017-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Involvement Spotlight: Chann learns and leads at USM | USM Free Press". Retrieved 2017-07-09.