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Eloise Vitelli


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Senator Eloise Vitelli has climbed Mt. Katahdin 10 times.

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Bill introduced to provide stable funding for vital wastewater infrastructure upgrades

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Rep. Jen Dechant, D-Bath, and now being steered by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to ensure a stable funding source for vital water and wastewater infrastructure upkeep and upgrades had a public hearing before the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology...

Legislation to increase accountability of for-profit colleges advances

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, to ensure that for-profit colleges operating in Maine meet basic education standards was endorsed by the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee in a 7-6 vote on Wednesday. “Students deserve the assurance that...

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.

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 Regional School Unit 1 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. Recently retired after 38 years, she  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 Administration 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.


Board Positions

  • Kennebec Estuary Land Trust

Education

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

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