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Shenna Bellows


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

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Gardiner student serves as Honorary Page in the Maine Senate

Gardiner Regional Middle School student Aidan McCaslin served as an Honorary Page in the Maine Senate on March 23. Aidan was the guest of Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester. Aidan took a picture with Sen. Bellows during a break in the Senate Session. The Honorary Page program gives students...

Gardiner Area High School student serves as Honorary Page in the Maine Senate

Gardiner Area High School student Hunter Russell served as an Honorary Page in the Maine Senate on March 21. Hunter was the guest of Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester. Hunter took a picture with Sen. Bellows, fellow Honorary Page John Dumas of Augusta and Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta, after the...

Sen. Shenna Bellows is the owner of Bellows & Company, a nonprofit consulting business, where she has worked with organizations such as Sierra Club’s Maine Chapter, Consumers for Affordable Healthcare, and Maine Women’s Lobby.  She was recently the 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, Sen. 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.

Sen. 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

Middlebury College: Bachelor’s of Art, International Politics & Economics


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