Sen. Bellows sworn into the Maine State Senate
Sen. Shenna Bellows of Manchester was sworn into the Maine Senate at the State House in Augusta today. Sen. Bellows was elected to her second term in the State Senate in November.
“I’m honored to have the privilege and responsibility of representing the people and communities of southern Kennebec County again in the Senate,” said Sen. Bellows. “It is an honor to be the people’s voice at the State House, and I will always do my best to listen and represent everyone over the next two years.”
Chief Justice Leigh Saufley administered the oath of office to Sen. Bellows and 32 of her Senate colleagues, all of whom have been elected to serve two-year terms. Sen. Bellows represents Senate District 14, which includes the communities of Chelsea, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, West Gardiner, and Winthrop.
Sen. Bellows is Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, and previously served as the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine. She lives with her husband, Brandon, in Manchester where she serves on the Manchester Conservation Commission.
“There is much work to be done to lower property taxes, improve access to healthcare and strengthen our economy,” said Sen. Bellows. “I look forward to working with Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike to build a better future for the state we love so much.”
Of the 35 senators, there are 21 Democrats and 14 Republicans. Twelve are women and 23 are men. There are 13 new members: 11 have recently served in the House of Representatives, two have no previous legislative experience. 22 are incumbents.
The Legislature will reconvene at the start of the new year.