Senators Carson and Vitelli earn perfect attendance records in 2019 legislative session

Posted: July 26, 2019 | Uncategorized

Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, and Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, earned perfect attendance and voting records during the recently concluded legislative session. They are two of 21 Senate Democrats to receive perfect attendance scores.

“Voting on important legislation before the Senate is a critical part of our work,” said Sen. Carson. “The people of Maine expect us to show up and pass legislation to move the state forward, and I’m honored to have that opportunity.”

“I’m proud of the votes we took this year, and the vital legislation we passed into law, including my bills increasing protections for student borrowers, putting more local food into Maine schools, and decreasing Maine’s reliance on fossil fuels,” said Sen. Vitelli. “Local residents need us to show up every day to be their voice in the Senate, and that’s what we did.”

During the 1st Regular Session of the 129th Maine Legislature, Sen. Carson and Sen. Vitelli cast 100 percent of the votes recorded, excluding absences excused by the Senate President for illness or other extenuating circumstances. This year, lawmakers cast critical votes to hold “Big Pharma” accountable and lower the cost of prescription drugs, provide $130 million in property tax relief and put renewable energy growth back on track.

The 129th Legislature adjourned June 20 and is set to reconvene in January.