Sen. Bellows takes oath of office for 128th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 07, 2016 | Senator Bellows

Bellows begins first term representing Senate District 14 in the Maine Senate

AUGUSTA — Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, was inaugurated to the Maine Senate during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.

“I’m excited to work with Democrats, Independents and Republicans alike to get things done for the people of our communities,” Sen. Bellows said. “I will fight for lower property taxes and economic opportunity for all. With bipartisan collaboration, I know we can make a difference.”

Sen. Bellows is beginning her first term in the Maine Senate. She previously served as the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and was a leader in the fight for marriage equality in Maine.

The 128th Legislature will convene for its first day of regular business on Wednesday, January 4. Members of the Legislature have until Friday, December 30, to submit bills for consideration in 2017. Constituents interested in speaking to Sen. Bellows about bill ideas are encouraged to call her State House office at 287-1515.

Sen. Bellows would also like her constituents to know that she is always available to assist them with any state government-related issues, questions or concerns. Constituent services can include help navigating government agencies or finding the correct information or services. Sen. Bellow’s office can also set up State House tours and connect local students with the Honorary Page program. For more information, visit

Sen. Bellows represents Senate District 14, which includes the Kennebec County towns of Chelsea, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, West Gardiner and Winthrop.