Shenna Bellows

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Shenna Bellows
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Maine
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 10, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMiddlebury College
Date of birthMarch 23, 1975
Place of birthGreenfield, Massachusetts
Campaign website
Shenna Bellows was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Maine.[1] Bellows ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014.


Bellows was born on March 23, 1975, in Greenfield, Massachusetts. In 1976 her family moved to Hancock, Maine. She graduated from Ellsworth High School located in Ellsworth, Maine, in 1993.

Bellows graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College in 1997. She holds a degree in international politics and economics.[2]


In 2001 and 2002, Bellows was a Program Associate at Community IMPACT! in Nashville, TN, launching neighborhood-based, youth-centered programming in economically and racially diverse neighborhoods. From 1999 to 2001 she served in the Peace Corps in Panama, where she facilitated the development and execution of a micro-credit lending program for artisan groups and also served as the Co-President of Women in Development/Gender and Development. From 1997 to 1999 Bellows worked as a researcher and recruiter for Economists Incorporated, a privately held economic consulting firm specializing in microeconomic analysis in antitrust, regulatory and legal contexts in Washington, DC.[3]

Bellows served as Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maine from March 2005 until stepping down in September 2013 to run for U.S. Senate. She was a leader of Mainers United for Marriage[4], working for seven years to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine, and she co-chaired the 2011 Protect Maine Votes campaign to restore same-day voter registration.[5].  Most recently, Bellows led the opposition to warrantless drone surveillance in Maine, and organized a privacy campaign to require warrants for access to private cellphone communications[6]. 
Prior to her work at the ACLU of Maine, Bellows was the national field organizer at the ACLU in Washington, DC, organizing nationwide civil liberties campaigns including opposition to the Patriot Act.



See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2014

Bellows ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine.[1] Bellows ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 10, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bellow's reports.[7]

Shenna Bellows (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[8]October 15, 2013$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
Year End[9]January 31, 2014$0$333,957$(100,343)$233,614
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$233,614$434,805$(152,694)$515,724
Pre-Primary[11]May 29, 2014$515,724$258,238$(192,459)$581,503
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2014$581,503$305,997$(237,320)$650,200
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2014$650,200$701,293$(988,214)$363,279
Running totals


Bellows and her husband, Brandon Baldwin, reside in Manchester, Maine.

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