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Shenna Bellows


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Senator Shenna Bellows is fluent in Spanish, which she learned while serving with the Peace Corps in Panama. She also studied abroad in Brazil as a sophomore at Ellsworth High School.

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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...

Sen. Bellows earns perfect score from Maine AFL-CIO on voting record for working families

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, has received a 100 percent rating on the Maine AFL-CIO’s legislative scorecard for her support of working families during the second session of the 128th Legislature. “My father was a carpenter, so I know what it is like for people to work hard every day,...

Senator Shenna Bellows is Executive Director of The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. Previously, she ran Bellows & Company, a nonprofit consulting business, where she has worked with organizations such as Sierra Club’s Maine Chapter, Consumers for Affordable Healthcare and the Maine Women’s Lobby.  She served as Interim Executive Director of LearningWorks.

In 2014, she was the Democratic nominee for United States Senate in Maine. Prior to her U.S. Senate run, Senator Bellows was executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine. In that leadership role, she developed a track record for building coalitions of Republicans and Democrats alike to pass groundbreaking privacy and civil rights laws. She was a key leader of the successful 2012 ballot campaign to pass same-sex marriage in Maine, and she spearheaded the creation of Republicans for the Freedom to Marry.  She co-chaired a successful 2011 statewide ballot campaign for same-day voter registration.

Senator Bellows is a former volunteer with the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA.  She lives with her husband, Brandon, in Manchester, where she serves on the Manchester Conservation Commission.


Board Positions

  • Manchester Conservation Commission

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, International Politics & Economics, Middlebury College

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