Sens. Vitelli, Carson take oaths of office for 128th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 07, 2016 | Senator Carson, Senator Vitelli
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Vitelli and Carson begin their terms representing the Midcoast in the Maine Senate

AUGUSTA — Sens. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic and Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, were inaugurated to the Maine Senate during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Sagadahoc County and Dresden,” Sen. Vitelli said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to strengthen Maine’s workforce, fully fund education, and push for low-cost, alternative energy.”

Sen. Vitelli is beginning her second term in the Maine Senate, having previously served during the 126th Maine Legislature from 2013 to 2014.

Sen. Carson is serving his first term in the Maine Senate. He was previously the Executive Director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, a position he held for 27 years.

“I want to thank the people of Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Pownal, and North Yarmouth for giving me the chance to serve them in the Maine Senate,” Sen. Carson said. “We have a lot of work to do to protect Maine’s environment, lower property taxes and bring good paying jobs to our state.”

The 128th Legislature will convene for its first day of regular business on Wednesday, January 4. Members of the Legislature have until Friday, December 30, to submit bills for consideration in 2017. Constituents interested in speaking to either Sen. Vitelli or Sen. Carson about bill ideas are encouraged to call their State House office at 287-1515.

Both Vitelli and Carson would also like constituents to know that they are always available to assist with any state government-related issues, questions or concerns. Constituent services can include help navigating government agencies or finding the correct information or services. Their offices can also set up State House tours and connect local students with the Honorary Page program. For more information, visit mainesenate.org.

Sen. Vitelli represents Senate District 23, which includes Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden in Lincoln County. Sen. Carson represents District 24, which includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Pownal and North Yarmouth.

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