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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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Senate gives initial approval to Bellows bill to support Mainers with terminal diagnoses

A bill sponsored by Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, to help Mainers with terminal illnesses received initial, unanimous support in the Maine Senate on Thursday. LD 362, “Resolve, To Require the Department of Health and Human Services To Submit a State Plan Amendment To Exempt Retirement and...

Sen. Bellows introduces emergency legislation to increase reimbursement rates for Maine seniors

Sen. Shenna Bellows, D-Manchester, filed emergency legislation to increase home care reimbursement rates for Maine seniors. Sen. Bellows will unveil details of the proposal next week. “In Maine, we are in the midst of a crisis. My heart breaks for the dedicated, hardworking caregivers at...

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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