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  • Holly J.P. Kopp

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    Eloise A. Vitelli

Biographical Information

What are the greatest challenges facing Maine right now?

If elected, what are your top three priorities?

How will you encourage greater civic engagement among your constituents?

How will you support economic recovery in your district?

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Campaign Phone (207) 443-4660
Finance Type clean election
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The greatest challenges facing our state are protecting the health and well being of all our people; containing the corona virus through effective testing, tracing and treatment; supporting the safe operation of our economy in all its facets; and ensuring that our public institutions are equipped to serve Maine people in a fair, equitable and timely manner.
My top three priorities are education – the funding and functioning of our education system from pre-K through higher ed is critical to ensuring our future; small business – supporting the recovery and rebuilding of our small business economy, including agriculture and fishing, through creative financing, market assistance, workforce and entrepreneurship development and support, infrastructure investment; justice and equality issues, including law enforcement and judicial practices, and equal access to health care and social safety net systems, including unemployment insurance.
Throughout this crisis, and indeed throughout my term as a legislator, I have and will continue to make myself available to my constituents by mail, email, social media, and phone as well as by holding, now virtual, town meetings. I take every opportunity to be present in my communities, at informal events such as Farmers’ markets, or more organized activities like school meetings. We are all learning new ways of interacting, of communicating and of being connected as members of a community. Part of my responsibility as an elected official is to show the way to engagement so that others may follow. I take that responsibility seriously.
First, as a consumer, I will continue to shop locally and use the power of my own limited purse to contribute to the local economy. I can also amplify my own behavior by promoting and encouraging others to buy local. Second, I will ensure that local businesses and business organizations, whether trade groups or down town merchants entities, have the tools they need to rebuild whether that means regulatory changes or financial assistance or connections to resources. My job is to support the creative energy and know how of the businesses and civic leaders who have the most at stake in their recovery. I will listen to their ideas.