West Virginia House of Delegates, District 3
Fluharty graduated in 2006 from the West Virginia University Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism with a B.S. in public relations and a minor in political science. He earned his J.D. from West Virginia University's College of Law in 2009.
Fluharty was elected to one of the two positions in District 3 on the ballot in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was opposed by Republicans Erikka Storch and Dolph Santorine and Democrat Ryan Ferns. Only the top two vote-getters were elected. 
|West Virginia State Senate, District 3 Democratic Primary (2010)|
|Shawn Lucas Fluharty (D)||2,119||20.78%|
|Ryan James Ferns (D)||1,994||19.55%|
Fluharty lists three main campaign themes on his website:
- Jobs - "... we need a system that provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the basic infrastructure to develop their ideas."
- Education - "In order to recruit and retain good, quality teachers to our state, we must assure that those who choose such an important profession are awarded with a competitive salary above the national average."
- Healthcare - "... by strengthening our focus on health and physical education in schools, we are not only supporting our education system, but also our healthcare system."
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign website
- Fluharty on Facebook
- Official list of West Virginia's November 2, 2010 candidates
- West Virginia House of Delegates official candidate list