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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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Bellows speaks out in support of prescription drug reform package

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Mancheser, testified before the Legislature’s Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services in support of legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Maine. Wednesday was the second day of public hearings on the Senate Democrats’ prescription...

Bellows submits bill to fully restore revenue sharing

AUGUSTA — Legislation introduced by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, would restore Maine revenue sharing to 5 percent. LD 444, “An Act To Fully Restore Revenue Sharing,” received a public hearing before the Legislature’s Taxation Committee on Tuesday. “All over the state, including...

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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