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Shenna Bellows


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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Sen. Bellows receives perfect score on education record

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester earned a 100 percent rating from the Maine Education Association for her voting record on education issues during the second regular session of the 128th Legislature. “Ensuring that our kids get a good educational foundation is essential not just for their...

Veto override successful for bill to allow burn permits to be obtained online through private enterprise

The Maine Legislature voted overwhelmingly on Monday to override the governor’s veto of a bill from Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, to allow burn permits to be obtained online through software obtained from a private company. LD 1809 “An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Issuance of Burn...

Sen. Shenna Bellows is Executive Director of The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. Previously, Sen. Bellows 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 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, 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


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

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