|Michigan House of Representatives District 71|
| Assumed office|
January 1, 2011
| Current term ends|
January 1, 2013
|Profession||Former Charlotte mayor|
Shaughnessy is a former mayor of Charlotte, Michigan. She served as mayor from 2005-2009. has worked as a treasury clerk, staff writer for Charlotte Community Newspapers, and executive director of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a legislative aide from January 1995 to December 2004.
Shaughnessy graduated from Lansing Community College with a general Associates Degree in Public relations in 2007.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shaughnessy has been appointed to these committees:
Shaughnessy won election to the District 71 Seat in 2010. Shee defeated Cheryl Haddock, Laurie Raines and Britt Slocum in the August 3 Republican primary. She defeated Theresa Abed (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
In 2010, Shaughnessy raised $99,290 in contributions. 
Her four largest contributors were:
|Michigan Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|Eaton County Republican Cmte||$1,500|
Shaughnessy and her husband Steve have two children.
|Michigan House of Representatives District 71
| Succeeded by|
State of Michigan
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor General | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture and Rural Development | Director of Natural Resources | Director of Labor and Economic Growth | Chairman of Public Service Commission |