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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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Democratic delegation from Central Maine joins bipartisan effort to support Mainers during coronavirus pandemic

The Democratic Legislative delegation from Central Maine voted in favor of a number of bills Tuesday that will help support Maine people and businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19. These bills received broad bipartisan support in both the Senate and House....

Maine Senate approves Sen. Herbig’s bill to improve reliable access to high-speed internet

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday voted in support of a bill from Sen. Erin Herbig, D-Belfast, to invest in high-speed reliable internet service in rural Maine. The bill – LD 2021, "An Act To Provide Funding for Broadband Internet Infrastructure in Unserved and Underserved Areas" – would...

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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