Eloise Vitelli

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Eloise Vitelli
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
December 7, 2016
Preceded byLinda Baker
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 19th district
In office
August 28, 2013 – December 2014
Preceded bySeth Goodall
Succeeded byLinda Baker
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Bob Kalish
WebsiteOfficial Website

Eloise A. Vitelli (born 1949) is an American business advocate and politician from Maine.[1] Vitelli served as a Democratic State Senator from Maine's 19th District, representing Sagadahoc County and the adjacent town of Dresden, Maine in Lincoln County, including the population centers of Bath and Topsham as well as her residence in Arrowsic. Vitelli was elected to the Maine Senate on August 27, 2013 in a special election to replace fellow Democrat Seth Goodall. She won 50.47% of the vote, topping Republican former State Senator Paula Benoit and Green Independent nominee and social worker Daniel Stromgren.[2][3]

In 2014, Eloise Vitelli was defeated by former Topsham Selectwoman and retired teacher Linda Baker.[4] She lost by 1,036 votes[5] despite having more money spent on her behalf by outside groups.[6]

A well known advocate for small businesses, especially for women, Vitelli was inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame in 1995.[7]

Vitelli was elected again as Democratic State Senator in Maine's 23rd District in November, 2016. [8][9]


  1. ^ Crosby, Craig (October 15, 2014). "Three square off in Maine Senate District 23". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ Cousins, Christopher. "Democrat Eloise Vitelli bests Republican Paula Benoit to claim Bath-area Senate 19 seat". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. ^ "August 27, 2013 – Special Election – State Senate District 19 Election Results". Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions. Archived from the original on 5 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  4. ^ Lear, Alex; Forecaster, The. "Republican Baker unseats incumbent Vitelli for Bath-area Senate seat". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  5. ^ "Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, Elections and Voting, Results, 2014 Tabulations". maine.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  6. ^ "Outside groups spend $14 million on Maine state elections | State & Capitol". Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  7. ^ "Eloise A. Vitelli". Maine Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Maine 23rd District State Senate Results: Eloise Vitelli Wins". Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  9. ^ "Maine State Senate District 23 - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2017-05-21.