Shannon Kane

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Shannon Kane
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Virginia Beach City Council, District Rose Hall
In office
Term ends
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Appointed byVirginia Beach City Council
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sJames Madison University
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Shannon Kane is a member of the Virginia Beach, Virginia City Council, representing the District of Rose Hall. She was appointed in January 2014 by the Virginia Beach City Council to fill the seat left vacant by Glenn Davis, who was elected to represent District 84 in the Virginia House of Delegates.[1][2]


Kane holds a B.S. in Communications and Public Relations from James Madison University. Her professional experience includes working as the founder and President of the EWR Management Group in Virginia Beach and serving on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Virginia.[1]


Campaign themes


On her campaign website, Kane highlighted the following issues:[3]


  • Excerpt: "We must make sure that our schools, from pre-school to college, offer a broad range of disciplines so that the broadest range of opportunities will exist for our young citizens. We must prepare students not only to be ready for college but to be ready to excel in college. We also need to prepare students for non-college careers that are high-skilled and well-paid and underserved. We are neighbors to one of the world’s largest ports and we should be aligned with industries ready to hire our skilled graduates."


  • Excerpt: "Virginia Beach enjoys a low unemployment rate compared to most cities of our size across the country. Our average family income is among the highest compared to other large cities. Still, we have opportunities to improve. We must stop the “brain drain” where our well-educated young people must leave the region to find employment that matches their interests and educational concentrations. Attracting 21st century companies to match our 21st century schools should be our number one focus."

Public safety

  • Excerpt: "An unsafe city will lose jobs and companies, will have failing schools and begin a downward spiral that cities frequently can’t combat. We must invest in our public safety professionals to make sure we prevent that. Our police, fire and rescue personnel must have the training and compensation to make sure we retain our great uniformed professionals and they keep Virginia Beach the safest city of its size in America."



The city of Virginia Beach, Virginia held elections for city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014.

Six council seats were up for election.[4] In the District of Rose Hall, incumbent Shannon Kane defeated Beatrice R. “Petey” Browder, James D. Cabiness II and Stephen A. Johnston.[5][6]

Virginia Beach City Council, District of Rose Hall, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShannon Kane Incumbent 48.1% 37,415
James D. Cabiness II 16.8% 13,034
Stephen A. Johnston 17.4% 13,559
Beatrice R. “Petey” Browder 17.3% 13,424
Write-in 0.5% 365
Total Votes 77,797
Source: Virginia Department of Elections - Official 2014 Election Results



In 2014, Kane's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • Congressman Scott Rigell
  • Senator John Cosgrove
  • Senator Jeff McWaters
  • Senator Frank Wagner
  • Delegate Glenn Davis
  • Delegate Bill DeSteph
  • Delegate Scott Taylor
  • Delegate Ron Villanueva
  • Mayor Will Sessoms
  • Vice-Mayor Louis R. Jones
  • Council Lady Rosemary Wilson
  • Councilman Bob Dyer
  • Councilman Brad Martin
  • Councilman John D. Moss
  • Councilman John E. Uhrin
  • Councilman James L. Wood
  • Clerk of Circuit Court Tina Sinnen
  • Commissioner of the Revenue Phil Kellam
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle
  • Sheriff Ken Stolle
  • School Board Chairman Dan Edwards
  • School Board Vice Chairman Bill Brunke
  • School Board Member Bev Anderson
  • School Board Member Em Davis
  • School Board Member Dottie Holtz
  • School Board Member Bobby Melatti
  • School Board Member Sam Reid
  • School Board Member Betsy Taylor
  • School Board Member Leonard Tengco
  • School Board Member Carolyn Weems
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
  • Hampton Roads Realtor’s Association PAC
  • Police Benevolent Association
  • Tidewater Builder’s Association
  • Virginia Beach Education Association PACE
  • Virginia Beach Professional Firefighters
  • Virginia Beach Hospitality PAC

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Preceded by
Glenn Davis
Virginia Beach City Council, District Rose Hall
Succeeded by