Marge Kilkelly has a long history with the state legislature, SARL and CSG. Prior to her service as senior policy advisor with U.S. Senator Angus King, she served as assistant director of The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference. She also once served as chair of the Agriculture Committee in the Maine House of Representatives and as chair of the Maine Senate Agriculture Committee. Ms. Kilkelly has been economic director for The Island Institute in Rockland, Maine. She has also served in various roles as an instructor at the University of Maine and New Hampshire College, and as a school food services director, head start program director, and economic development director. She and her husband, Joe Murray, maintain a diversified livestock farm selling direct to the consumer in Maine.