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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 to hold public office hours in Manchester

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, will hold public office hours from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Lakeside Orchards in Manchester. Public office hours provide local residents a chance to meet with their elected officials, ask questions and get help with legislative or state...

Gov. Mills signs Sen. Bellows bill to modernize access to school meals

Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to modernize the application process for free meals for Maine students and expand “breakfast after the bell” programs into law on Thursday. A recent study shows that one in five Maine kids is food insecure,...

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 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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