Join us to watch the debate between Waterville’s mayoral candidates. Moderated by Morning Sentinel reporter Amy Calder.

Jay Coelho, left, and Phil Bofia, right.


Jay Coelho is a Democratic candidate for Waterville mayor. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the Penn State Smeal College of Business. He works as an entrepreneur and Business owner at You Broke IT, Grub Bakery. His experience includes being a former Waterville Ward 5 city councilor;  and member of the Waterville Fire Department Study Committee; Waterville Solid Waste Committee; and Waterville TIF Advisory Committee. He’s also been a volunteer baseball and football coach for the Alfond Youth Center. Jay has a blended family, with four children, all attending Waterville public schools.


Phil Bofia, 33, is a father of one, a beautiful young girl named Alyssa. He himself grew up in a family of 11, with 6 sisters and 2 brothers. He is an IT/business analyst who works for CGI Group of Waterville, an information technology consulting firm. In addition to being Chair of the Waterville Solar Committee, Mr. Bofia is a KSW Federal Credit Union Board Member, a Kennebec Regional Diversity Initiative Board Member, and a member of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee. He formerly served as President of Waterville Habitat for Humanity and as Chair of KVConnect (a young professionals organization). Some of his other previous community roles include being a member of the KVCC Board of Trustees, the Airport Advisory Committee, and the noontime Rotary. Mr. Bofia earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Maine at Orono in 2009, where he also played for the University of Maine basketball team.