Eloise Vitelli
Candidate for Maine State Senate District 23

About Eloise

Growing up as the middle of 5 children, Eloise learned at an early age the importance of personal responsibility and collaboration-- everyone had chores and was expected to do their part. Her parents were both active in the community and instilled in Eloise and her siblings the value of service to others. Her parents inspired Eloise to engage in public service and community building.

Eloise began her professional life as an early childhood teacher with the local Head Start program in Waldoboro and then Brunswick, where she helped four and five year olds learn the value of sharing toys and playing well with others.

Eloise went on to a career helping others, especially women, participate in the economy through an organization now called New Ventures Maine, which has helped over 35,000 women and men enter the workforce.

Throughout her career, Eloise has assisted others to find their voice and advocate for change. " I had worked on policy from the outside for years; then I realized, it was time to step up and run for office myself; I knew I had to do my part.”

Eloise was first elected to the State Senate in a special election, in 2013 and is currently serving her first full term representing District 23, Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden. She serves on the Marine Resources Committee and the Special Task Force on Maine’s 21st Century Economy and Workforce.

Eloise is a long time resident of Arrowsic where she lives with her husband and her flock of chickens. She is also the mother of two grown sons, both have graduated from Morse High School. Eloise takes joy in being in Maine's great outdoors - gardening, hiking in the woods, walking along the shore, or just sitting in her yard.

On The Issues

Eloise is running because she truly believes that “we are all in this together” and is committed to doing her part to make Maine a place where everyone has the opportunity to work, raise a family, and live a healthy, productive life. She will work hard to realize that vision.

Protecting Our Natural Resources

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than any other part of the ocean. Our fishermen are seeing the impact of this on lobster, clams and a range of other species. I support the development of clean, alternative energy and efforts to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. We must come together to: reduce, reuse and recycle, especially non-renewables like plastics. Keep drinking water free of toxins like lead. Conserve open spaces, wetlands, and wild places. Assist communities adapt to our changing environment.

For much of our history, Maine’s economy has depended on our fields, farms, forests, lakes and ocean. I am committed to making sure it still can.

Jobs and the Economy

I believe Maine people are hard-working, creative and want what any of us do – the opportunity to do productive, rewarding work and provide for their family. I have spent my entire career creating opportunities for individuals to build a rewarding and sustaining livelihood, gain access to a quality job, higher education, or to start a business, and save for their future.

I supported increasing the minimum wage so that hard working Mainers working full time have the opportunity to earn a livable wage.

I support investments in research and development and efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and business development. Small businesses are the engine of our economy, producing the majority of our jobs.

Student Debt

The average student debt burden in Maine is $29,644, one of the highest in the nation. Student loan debt is a drag on our economy, our families, and individuals of all ages that we can no longer afford to ignore.

Borrowers can experience confusing, sometimes misleading guidance from the companies servicing their loans. That is why I have worked hard during the 128th Legislature to secure passage of the Student Loan Bill of Rights (LD 1507). Our state has a strong interest in protecting consumers from practices that are flat out unfair.

I support efforts to offer loan forgiveness for those engaged in STEM careers and those who will stay and work in Maine. I will work to reduce the cost of higher education and make it accessible to more Maine people.

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Events

Canvass for Eloise Vitelli in Bath
Sat Aug 18, 2018
Sagadahoc County Dems Office: 1328 Washington St, Bath
Canvass for Eloise Vitelli in Bath
Sat Aug 25, 2018
Sagadahoc County Dems Office: 1328 Washington St, Bath
Canvass for Eloise Vitelli in Bath
Sat Sep 1, 2018
Sagadahoc County Dems Office: 1328 Washington St, Bath
Canvass for Eloise Vitelli in Bath
Sat Sep 8, 2018
Sagadahoc County Dems Office: 1328 Washington St, Bath

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Eloise is knocking on doors and talking to voters across our community. There are a lot of doors to knock and Eloise needs your help getting around town. Sign up here to drive Eloise to talk to as many voters as possible.

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Contact Eloise

(207) 443-4660