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Shenna Bellows


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 earns high marks for pro-worker voting record

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, earned a perfect score from the Maine AFL-CIO for her votes to support working families and strengthen workers’ rights. “I’m proud to stand up for working families who are the backbone of Maine’s economy,” said Sen. Bellows. “We delivered in a big...

Legislative Council accepts Sen. Bellows bills for consideration in 2020

The Legislative Council on Wednesday approved legislation from Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, for consideration in the 2020 session of the Maine Legislature. “The 2020 legislative session provides an opportunity to focus on urgent and important issues that matter to Mainers,” said Sen....

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


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

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