Tom W. Shaw

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Tom Shaw
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Member of the IowaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 10th district
8th (2011 2013)
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Dolores Mertz
Personal details
Born1961
Spencer, Iowa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Diana
Children3 children
Residence Laurens, Iowa
Alma mater Metropolitan Community College
ProfessionPeace Officer
Website Shaw's website

Tom W. Shaw (born 1961) is the Iowa State Representative from the 10th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011. Shaw was born in Spencer, Iowa and raised in Laurens, Iowa, where he currently resides. He has an A.A. in criminal justice from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. He served in the United States Navy from 1982-2002. He serves in the Laurens Police Department and has served as Chief of Police.

Republican Party of Iowa

The Republican Party of Iowa (RPI) is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in Iowa. The State Central Committee is led by Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. The RPI operates the Republican side of the Iowa caucuses and previously sponsored the Iowa Straw Poll.

Iowa House of Representatives lower chamber of the Iowa state legislature

The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly, the upper house being the Iowa Senate. There are 100 seats in the Iowa House of Representatives, representing 100 single-member districts across the state, formed by dividing the 50 Senate districts in half. Each district has a population of approximately 30,464 as of the 2010 United States Census. The House of Representatives meets at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

Spencer, Iowa City in Iowa, United States

Spencer is a city in the state of Iowa, and the county seat of Clay County. It is located at the confluence of the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan rivers. The population was 11,233 in the 2010 census, a decline from 11,317 in the 2000 census. Spencer has a notable Clay County Fair, held annually in September, which averages more than 300,000 visitors each year.

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As of January 2013, Shaw serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Veterans Affairs committees. He also serves as the vice chair of the Ethics committee and of the Public Safety committee.

Biography

Tom was born and raised in Laurens, Iowa. He attended Laurens-Marathon School graduating in 1979. In 1982 Tom enlisted in the United States Navy and attained the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. After 20 years of service he retired in 2002. He participated in numerous operations including Operation Desert Shield. His awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), Good Conduct Medal (5), National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and various service ribbons.

Laurens, Iowa City in Iowa, United States

Laurens is a city in Pocahontas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,258 at the 2010 census.

After his retirement, Tom decided to put to use his two-year degree in Criminal Justice. Upon hearing of an opening in the Laurens Police Department, he and his wife moved back to his hometown. He quickly moved his way up the ranks and was appointed as Chief of Police in 2006.

Through the years he has been involved with helping local Boy Scout troops, organizing veteran’s memorial events and raising money for charities.

He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, Iowa Gun Owners, and the Patrick Henry Caucus.

Electoral history

*incumbent

ElectionPolitical resultCandidatePartyVotes%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010  [1]
District 8
Turnout: 3,025
Republican Tom W. Shaw Republican 1,54551.07%
Stephen Richards Republican 1,10836.63%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010   [2]
District 8
Turnout: 11,423
Republican gain from Democratic Tom W. Shaw Republican 7,30463.94%
Susan G. Bangert Democratic 3,75332.85%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012  [3]
District 10
Turnout: 2,285
Republican Tom W. Shaw* Republican 1,46864.25%
Maison Bleam Republican 79134.62%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012   [4]
District 10
Republican (newly redistricted) Tom W. Shaw* Republican unopposed

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References

  1. "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  2. "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 49. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  3. "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 80. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  4. "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 56. Retrieved 2013-01-15.

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Dolores Mertz
8th District
2011 2013
Succeeded by
Henry Rayhons
Preceded by
Dave Deyoe
10th District
2013 present
Succeeded by
Incumbent