Family and Personal:
Rep. Shaw is married with five children. He is a businessman and a minister.
He is a member of the Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce, NAACP, Mayor’s Character First Program of Brownsville, Shaw Singers, Rural West Tennessee Caucus, Alzheimer’s Tennessee Advocate, Commission on Aging Advocate, and the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters.
Councils and Boards:
He serves on the boards of the National Civil Rights Museum, Community Rehabilitation Agencies of TN, West Tennessee River Basin Authority, and the West Tennessee Mental Health Facility. He is Steering Committee Chair of the TAKE ONE Offender Support Program.
Rep. Shaw followed the Democrat party line and voted against bills chosen for education reform, medical freedom, second amendment rights, fiscal responsibility, governmental transparency, election integrity, and constitutional fidelity. Rep. Shaw earned a vote score of 27% and a leadership grade of D- based on his sponsorships and other meritorious or deleterious actions.
Here are some of the bills Rep. Shaw supported:
• HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the workplace. [Passed]
• HB1201/SB1005 Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech. [Passed]
• HB1944/SB1944 porn in libraries, criminal offense Amended [Failed in S. Judiciary]
• HB2128/SB2245 Election integrity measures. [Passed]
• HB2309/SB2464 Allows professional licenses for illegal immigrants in Tennessee. [Passed]
• HB2316/SB2153 No males in girls’ sports. [Passed]
• HB2331/SB2558 Auditable paper trail voting machines. [Passed]
• HB2609/SB2890 Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team. [Passed]
• HB2886/SB2901 Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium. [Passed]
• HB8002/SB8002 Provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in W. TN. [Passed]
Here are some of the TLRC-endorsed bills Rep. Shaw opposed:
• HB1137/SB1197 No restrictions on church activities in declared emergency. [Passed]
• HB1749/SB2285 Court decisions de novo, not based on a state agency’s interpretation. [Passed]
• HB1871/SB1982 Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine. [Passed]
• HB1960/SB1884 No government vaccine mandates [Passed]
• HB2067/SB2189 Would reduce number of votes necessary to keep a minor party on ballot. [Failed to pass house]
• HB2454/SB2292 Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful. [Passed]
• HB2666/SB2247 Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members. [Passed]
• HB2742/SB2728 Requires public high schools to teach virtues of capitalism and constitution. [Passed]
• HB2746/SB2188 Makes Ivermectin available over the counter. [Passed]
Democrat ideas and policies do not correspond with the TN or US constitutions. They do little to advance the well-being of their constituents or the population in general. They would do well to examine the motives of those by whom they are guided.