It’s Official! Shenna Bellows Running For U.S. Senate

Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in Politics

It’s Official! Shenna Bellows Running For U.S. Senate

by Andi Parkinson

Earlier today, former ACLU of Maine Executive Director Shenna Bellows ended speculation that she would be challenging incumbent Senator Susan Collins by confirming on Twitter that she had sent her initial paperwork to the Federal Elections Commission.

Bellows, a Hancock native, has yet to hold public office but considered briefly a run for Congress last year.

From her “About Shenna” page:

Prior to her work at the ACLU of Maine, Shenna was the national field organizer at the ACLU in Washington, DC, organizing nationwide civil liberties campaigns including opposition to the Patriot Act, where she built broad coalitions that included librarians and gun owners alike.

Bellows recently announced her resignation from ACLU of Maine after a eight year tenure, via Facebook , saying in part:

“I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunities I have had at the ACLU for over a decade, both in my two years at the Washington Legislative Office and especially in my last eight years home in Maine with all of you.

Shenna recently married longtime beau Brandon Baldwin, Director of the Maine Attorney General’s Civil Rights Team Project. They reside in Manchester.
Her campaign website is already up and running, with links to Facebook and Twitter .
She plans to launch her campaign officially on Oct. 23 at events in Ellsworth and Portland.

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