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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 focus on economic growth, heath care and Maine students in the new session

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, returned to Augusta on Wednesday for the start of the second regular session of the 129th Legislature. After hearing from constituents, Sen. Bellows plans to focus on supporting economic growth and job creation, expanding access to affordable health care and...

Monmouth student interns with Senator Bellows’ office

Alyssa Thompson, a nursing student from Monmouth, interned in the Senate Majority Office for the fall 2019 semester. Thompson spent her internship shadowing senators and staff, attending legislative meetings, supporting senators at in-district events, and learning what senators and staff do every...

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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