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.

Education[edit]

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.