Shenna Lee Bellows
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Shenna Lee Bellows

Democrat

Secretary of State

Maine
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Shenna Lee Bellows

Secretary of State
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46
Years of Age
4
Years of Experience
MEResidence (state)

Shenna Lee Bellows (born March 23, 1975) is an American politician and a non-profit executive director, best known for her work with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She is the 50th Maine secretary of state. On December 2, 2020 the Maine Legislature elected her to be Maine secretary of state. She is Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.Bellows was the Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in Maine in the 2014 election. She was defeated by incumbent Republican senator Susan Collins.

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Experience

Education

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Middlebury College
BA International Politics and Economics
1993 - 1997

Past Positions

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Secretary of State
State of Maine
2021 - Current
Senator
Maine State Senate
2016 - 2020
Executive Director
Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
2018 - Current
President
Bellows & Company
2015 - 2018
Interim Executive Director
LearningWorks
2015 - 2016
Executive Director
American Civil Liberties Union of Maine
2005 - 2013
Field Organizer
Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union
2003 - 2005
Program Associate
AmeriCorps VISTA Community IMPACT! Nashville
2001 - 2002
Small Business Development Volunteer
United States Peace Corps, Panama
1999 - 2001
Research Associate
Economists Incorporated
1997 - 1999

Other Experience

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Participant
Emerge Maine
2015
Board of Directors Member
Maine Freedom of Information Coalition
2011 - 2013
Founding Member
Maine Immigrants Rights Coalition
2005 - 2013
Member
Manchester Conservation Commission
2012 - Current
Co-Chair
Protect Maine Votes
2011
Former Member
Maine Choice Coalition
2005
Former Member
Coalition for Maine Women
Former Member
Mainers United for Marriage
Former President
Women In Development/Gender and Development
Member
Right to Know Advisory Committee
Former Chair
Labor and Housing Committee, Maine State Senate
Former Chair
Conduct and Ethics Committee, Maine State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, Maine State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, Maine State Senate

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
20
18
$2,337,463
Total Raised
$2,328,401
Total Spent
$10,689
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics