Adam Cote served on the Sanford School Committee and ran for Maine’s 1st Congressional District in 2008 and governor in 2018. As a 20-year Maine Army National Guard member, Cote served three overseas deployments in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, he took over command of an engineering unit earning the Bronze Star for this work. He earned an Army Commendation medal for his leadership after the deadliest suicide attack during the Iraq war. Currently, he is the Leader of the Energy Practice Group and a member of Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting. Adam has nearly 20 years of experience in renewable energy matters, focusing on renewable energy development, the wholesale purchase of electricity, the development of renewable energy credit policies, renewable portfolio standards, energy storage, demand response, and non-transmission alternative technologies.