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J. Shawn Mitchell

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J. Shawn Mitchell
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Candidate for
Virginia State Senate District 13
Military service
Service/branchVirginia Army National Guard, Iraq
Years of service1999-2004
Place of birthRichlands, VA
ProfessionEngineer/Business Owner
Campaign website
J. Shawn Mitchell was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 13 of the Virginia State Senate.

Mitchell joined the Virginia Army National Guard in 1999. He then studied Computer Science and Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. In 2001, he served in Bosnia as an Army Engineer. He was then deployed to Iraq in 2004. He is currently the President/CEO of Modern Mechanical.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Mitchell ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 13. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and was defeated by Republican Richard Black in the November 8 general election.[1][2]

Virginia State Senate, District 13 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Black 57.1% 20,786
     Democratic J. Shawn Mitchell 42.9% 15,613
Total Votes 36,399


Campaign themes

Mitchell's campaign website lists the following issues:

  • Education
Excerpt: "Investing in our K-12 education and colleges & universities is vital to continued success in the Commonwealth. We’re very fortunate that Loudoun and Prince William counties have great public schools."
  • Jobs & Economy
Excerpt: "...That’s why he believes we need to continue to grow our business community here in Northern Virginia by providing incentives to small and medium-sized businesses that

will create and maintain jobs in our community."

  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Our transportation crisis is a major force decreasing our quality of life here in the 13th district. We need to provide practical, yet innovative solutions like synchronized traffic lights and increased telecommuting;"


Mitchell and his wife, Ashley, have one child.

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