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Senate District 23
Eloise Vitelli


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Sen. Vitelli has climbed Mt. Katahdin 10 times.

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Vitelli bill would rein in predatory student loan servicers

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, would rein in predatory student loan servicers and protect borrowers by creating a “Student Loan Bill of Rights” in Maine. The bill — LD 1507, “An Act to Establish a Student Loan Bill of Rights To License and Regulate Student Loan...

Vitelli bill would support local food producers in Maine

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, would support the local foods economy by setting aggressive goals in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for the purchase and sale of local foods. The bill — LD 1584, “An Act to Expand the Local Foods Economy by...

Sen. Vitelli has  made Arrowsic her home for the last 40 years. She represents Senate District 23 in the Maine Senate, which includes all of Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden in Lincoln County. She was first elected to the Maine Senate during a special election in 2013.

For years, Sen. Vitelli has been an active member of her community, having served on the Zoning Board of Appeals in her hometown of Arrowsic, the local school committee and the RSU1 School Board. She also has served on the Mid Coast Economic Development District, and currently serves on the board of Kennebec Estuary Land Trust.

She began her professional life as an early childhood teacher and spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer working with the Maine Women’s Lobby. For the past 35 years, she has worked with New Ventures Maine (formerly known as Women, Work and Community), a statewide organization that helps Maine people create their own path to a career by finding jobs, continuing with education or starting a small business. The Maine Small Business Adminstration has recognized Sen. Vitelli’s career in economic development, which also includes a stint on the Maine Economic Growth Council. In 1995 she was inducted into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.

Sen. Vitelli is the mother of two grown sons, and lives with her husband, Bob, in the home she built in Arrowsic after attending the Shelter Institute. Surrounded by gardens and her chickens, she believes that that it’s important to work hard for what you have, and that together, Mainers can do great things. She is the mother of two grown sons.


Board Positions

  • Kennebec Estuary Land Trust.

Education

  • Master’s Degree, Education Counseling, University of Southern Maine.
  • B.S., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • Graduate, Leadership Maine, Beta class.

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