Tom W. Shaw

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Tom W. Shaw
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Iowa House of Representatives District 8
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesCriminal Justice
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1982-2002
Place of birthLaurens, IA
ProfessionChief of Police, Laurens Police Department
Office website
Tom W. Shaw is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 8th District since 2011.

Shaw served 20 years in the U.S. Navy from 1982 to 2002. After retiring from the Navy, he joined the Laurens, IA police department and worked his way up to chief of police by 2006. Shaw holds an A.A. in Criminal Justice.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shaw has been appointed to the following committees:



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shaw is running in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 10. Shaw defeated Maison Bleam in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. No Democratic candidates filed in the district. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom W. Shaw Incumbent 65% 1,468
Maison Bleam 35% 791
Total Votes 2,259


Shaw won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Susan G. Bangert (D) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom W. Shaw (R) 7,304
Susan G. Bangert (D) 3,753

Campaign donors


In 2010, Shaw raised $151,044 in contributions. [4]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $108,877
Shaw, Tom W $6,403
Freedom First PAC Iowa $2,000

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Shaw and his wife, Diana, reside in Laurens.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dolores Mertz
Iowa House District 8
Succeeded by