Don is against any tolls on I-66. Our commuters cannot afford to spend another $85 per week just to get to work.
Don, daughters Christina and Ashley, son Jon, and wife Joyce
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Don served 20 years in the Army and Air Force including time as an international arms control inspector in the former Soviet Union
The district includes parts of Prince William and all of Manassas Park. Click to learn if you live in HD-13.
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Don Shaw is running to unseat the long-serving Robert G. “Bob” Marshall in Virginia’s 13th House of Delegates District.
Shaw first came onto the local political scene last year when he announced he was running for Brentsville District Supervisor, to fill a seat vacated by Wally S. Covington who became a judge at the Prince William County Courthouse. Republican Jeanine Lawson went on to win the race.
Potomac Local sent a questionnaire to Shaw and he sent us the responses below:
The upcoming election for Delegate in Virginia’s 13th district offers voters in Prince William County the opportunity to deliver to Richmond a new representative with unique qualifications and experiences.
Don Shaw is an experienced leader and professional who has been shaped by his military service in the US Army and the Air National Guard. Engrained in his DNA are the Army Core Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. While most of us know what these words mean, how often do we see our elected officials live up to them?
Updated Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 (originally published September 9, 2015)
A debate scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Manassas Park Community Center is canceled.
Potomac Local invited Democrat Don Shaw and incumbent Republican Bob Marshall to debate the issues. Shaw accepted the request but Marshall did not.
Marshall provided this statement to Potomac Local Publisher Uriah Kiser:
Western Prince William County is a wonderful place to live. We chose to live here because we love the sense of community and the cost of living is lower.
Many other families chose this area for similar reasons. When we moved to Gainesville over a decade ago, traffic was challenging, but not impossible.
Over the years, it has continued to get worse and the commute gradually takes more time from our families. Now VDOT is discussing the possibility of tolls on I-66, removing the exemption for HOV-2, and retiring the Clean Special Fuel plate exemption.
Those who meet the standards and graduate from the Army’s challenging Ranger School earn the right to wear the prestigious Ranger tab.
On August 21, 2015, two female Soldiers made history. Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver became the first women to earn the honor and joined a long line of outstanding Soldiers.