|North Carolina State Senate District 21|
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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.
While a member of the North Carolina State Senate, Shaw served on the following committees:
- Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Commerce Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Finance Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Mental Health & Youth Services Committee, North Carolina State Senate
- Transportation Committee, North Carolina State Senate
Shaw did not seek re-election in 2010.
In 2008, Shaw collected $10,475 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
Shaw and his wife Evelyn have two children.
- Official North Carolina State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Senator Shaw's State Surge
- North Carolina Elections, "Primary Results, 2012"
- North Carolina Board of Elections, "Candidate lists," accessed March 5, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2008 General Election Results," accessed August 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed December 18, 2014
|North Carolina State Senate District 21
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Eric Mansfield (D)