Rep. Will Tuell
Proudly Serving House District 139:
Cutler, East Machias, Eastport, Lubec, Machias, Machiasport, Roque Bluffs, Whiting & Trescott Township.
Rep. Will Tuell graduated from Washington Academy (’96) sixth in his class, before attending college at the University of Maine at Machias, where he graduated with honors in 2001. He served as publicist for the non-profit Sunrise County Economic Council from 1999-2014 and wrote for a local weekly, The Downeast Coastal Press, from 2007 to 2014. In 2017 Will was named UMM’s Young Alumnus award winner.
Will has served as a selectman for the Town of East Machias since 2009, and is currently beginning his fourth three year term. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Sunrise County Economic Council, a local nonprofit that works with businesses, communities, and individuals to improve Washington County’s economy; In 2018, Will joined the Arise Addiction Recovery Board of Directors. Arise holds weekly meetings across Washington County, and residential rehab for those looking to get to the root causes of addiction in their lives. In December 2018, Will was named House co-chair for the Legislature’s Caucus on Aging.
Will is the oldest son of Wayne and Jennifer Tuell of East Machias. He has a brother, Joe, of Marshfield, ME and a sister, Dorrie, of Vero Beach, Florida. Will also has a niece, Hailey Tuell, of Marshfield, and Jacob Mulligan of Vero Beach, Florida.
Rep. Tuell makes his home in East Machias and spends his spare time watching Red Sox baseball, English soccer, writing and reading.
Environment & Natural Resources
Air and water quality; natural resource protection; site location of development laws, shoreline zoning, subdivisions and growth management; management and disposal of solid, hazardous, biomedical and special wastes; returnable containers; hydropower and dams; waste-to-energy facilities; mining; wind energy development; and general environmental policy, including oversight of the Department of Environmental Protection.
State & Local Government
The Joint Standing Committee on State & Local Government reviews legislation regarding State government, including the Legislature, state property, public purchasing and contracts, state agencies and government organization, state employment, oversight of state officials, periodic review of State Government Evaluation Act; Maine State Archives; administrative procedures, boards and commissions, state holidays and designations, and capitol area planning; county government, including regional planning, budget process and county officials; municipal and local government, including deorganization and consolidation, planning and regulation, land use; discontinued and abandoned roads and cemeteries.
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Mail: 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330
Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440
Sponsored Legislation (2019-2020)
|Resolve, Designating a Portion of Route 1 in Downeast Maine the Hannah and Rebecca Weston Trail|
|Resolve, Naming a Highway and Renaming a Bridge in the Town of Whiting|
|An Act To Establish a Thanksgiving Youth Turkey Hunting Season|
|An Act To Exempt Fraternal and Veterans’ Organizations from Cribbage Tournament Licensing Requirements|
|An Act To Reopen the Downeast Correctional Facility|
|An Act Concerning the Composition of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission|
|An Act To Provide for an Expanded Muzzle-loading-only Deer Hunting Season|
|An Act To Resolve Tie Votes by the Washington County Budget Advisory Committee|
|An Act To Remove Nighttime Restrictions on Lobster Fishing in a Certain Area in the Bay of Fundy|
|An Act Concerning Funding of Alternative Organizational Structures|
|An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Composition of the Shellfish Advisory Council|
|An Act To Establish First Responders Day as a State Holiday on September 11th|
|Resolve, Authorizing the Establishment of Prosecutorial Districts in Downeast Maine|