Vickie Orsini Nardello (Democrat) was a candidate who sought election to the Connecticut State Senate to represent District 16. Nardello lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on August 14, 2018. In addition to running as a Democratic Party candidate, Nardello cross-filed to also run with the Working Families Party in 2018.
Nardello was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 89 of the Connecticut House of Representatives. She previously served in the chamber, representing District 89 from 1995 to 2013 and serving as Deputy Majority Whip.
Nardello's professional experience includes working as a public health dental hygienist, head start consultant and private practice dental hygienist.
Nardello is a member of the Medicaid Managed Care Council, American Dental Hygienists Association, President of the Connecticut Dental Hygienists Association of the Health Policy Forum of the National Council of State Legislatures and the Prospect Land Trust.