Larry Shaw

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Larry Shaw
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North Carolina State Senate District 21
Former senator
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Business Owner
Larry Shaw (b. June 15, 1949) was a Democratic member of the North Carolina State Senate, representing District 21.

Shaw served in the North Carolina State House of Representatives from 1994 to 1997. He joined the North Carolina State Senate in 1997 and served in that position until 2011, representing the 21st District.


Shaw earned his B.S. in Health and Recreation from Alabama State University in 1972. He then received his M.A. in Administration Supervision for Alabama State University in 1973.

Shaw was a Coach for Alabama State University from 1972 to 1973. He was also a Coach/Teacher for the Texas Public School System from 1974 to 1975. He was the Co-Founder of North South Meatpackers and worked there from 1988 to 1993. He has been CEO/Contractor for Shaw Food Services since 1974.

Committee assignments

While a member of the North Carolina State Senate, Shaw served on the following committees:



See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Shaw ran in the Democratic primary on May 8 by Billy R. King, Eronomy Smith, Allen Thomas, Jr., Curtis Worthy, and Robert B. Clark III. He was eliminated in the Democratic primary on May 8.[1][2]

North Carolina State Senate District 21 Democratic Primary Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBilly R. King (advanced to runoff) 24.5% 4,353
Green check mark transparent.pngRobert B. Clark III (advanced to runoff) 19.8% 3,525
Larry Shaw 19.8% 3,523
Curtis Worthy 19% 3,385
Allen Thomas, Jr. 14% 2,489
Eronomy Smith 2.9% 523
Total Votes 17,798


Shaw did not seek re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Shaw won re-election to the 21st District in the North Carolina State Senate. Shaw had no challenger.[3]

Campaign donors


In 2008, Shaw collected $10,475 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Larry Shaw $2,500
Isam Zaiem $1,100
Mohammed Shareef $1,000
Mahmoud Houmsse $1,000
Wachovia Bank $1,000


Shaw and his wife Evelyn have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Carolina State Senate District 21
Succeeded by
Eric Mansfield (D)