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Debate over ‘religious freedom’ bills becomes an issue in Va. House race

April 1, 2015News Clip

RICHMOND — The national firestorm over an Indiana law that some say legalizes discrimination against gay and lesbian people has spilled over into a Virginia House of Delegates race. 

Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William) is defending the Indiana law, to the chagrin of his Democratic challenger, Don Shaw, who called the effort “offensive.” 

Marshall said the law signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is similar to a law that Virginia has had on the books for years.

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Don Shaw Secures the Democratic Nomination in House District 13

March 26, 2015Press Release

PRINCE WILLIAM- Donald B. "Don" Shaw, II is the only candidate for Delegate in Virginia's 13th House District to qualify for the Democratic primary before today's 5pm deadline. As a result, the nominating contest has been canceled, and Don Shaw is now the official Democratic nominee for Delegate. Shaw will face off against Delegate Robert G. Marshall (R-13) in the November 3rd general election.

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Don Shaw Statement on Gun at Manassas Park Elementary Schools

March 17, 2015Press Release

MANASSAS PARK- Earlier today, InsideNova.com reported that two people were taken into custody after they were reported to be wielding a rifle in the vicinity of Cougar and Manassas Park elementary schools. The schools were immediately placed on lockdown, and buses departed the schools with police escorts. There were no injuries reported.

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VA Needs True Ethics Reform

March 5, 2015News Clip

Almost 400 years ago, the first elected legislative body in North America, the Virginia House of Burgesses, was established. Many great leaders, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, and George Washington served in what became the Virginia House of Delegates.

At the beginning of this year's General Assembly session, Speaker Bill Howell reminded the members of the House of Delegates that, "Our fellow citizens demand honor, integrity, and civility. 

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Elected Officials Must Provide Vision

January 14, 2015Press Release

Gainesville, Virginia – January 14, 2014 - We need a vision for the future of western Prince William County.  It seems self-evident, and some would say that one exists in the form of the Prince William County Comprehensive Plan.  The county website states that the Comprehensive Plan, "provides guidance for land use development decisions made by the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors."  This is not exactly inspiring stuff.  What I am advocating is an answer to the question, "Where do you see your area in 20 years?"  In other words, what do we want to be when we

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