I am running for re-election to the Maine State Senate because I truly believe that we are all in this together and I’m committed to doing my part to make Maine a place where everyone has the opportunity to work, raise a family, and live a healthy, productive life. I hope you’ll join me!
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Growing up as the middle of 5 children, Eloise learned at an early age the importance of personal responsibility and collaboration– everyone had chores and was expected to do their part. Her parents were both active in the community and instilled in Eloise and her siblings the value of service to others. Her parents inspired Eloise to engage in public service and community building.
Eloise began her professional life as an early childhood teacher with the local Head Start program in Waldoboro and then Brunswick, where she helped four and five year olds learn the value of sharing toys and playing well with others.
Eloise went on to a career helping others, especially women, participate in the economy through an organization now called New Ventures Maine, which has helped over 35,000 women and men enter the workforce.
Throughout her career, Eloise has assisted others to find their voice and advocate for change. ” I had worked on policy from the outside for years; then I realized, it was time to step up and run for office myself; I knew I had to do my part.”
Eloise was first elected to the State Senate in a special election, in 2013 and is currently serving her first full term representing District 23, Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden. She serves on the Marine Resources Committee and the Special Task Force on Maine’s 21st Century Economy and Workforce.
Eloise is a long time resident of Arrowsic where she lives with her husband and her flock of chickens. She is also the mother of two grown sons, both have graduated from Morse High School. Eloise takes joy in being in Maine’s great outdoors – gardening, hiking in the woods, walking along the shore, or just sitting in her yard.