The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Committee has selected Hoover City Councilman Mike Shaw to be its nominee for Alabama House District 47 (Vestavia Hills and Hoover).
“This was very difficult decision because there were many outstanding candidates who applied for the position. Each and every one would have represented the district with distinction. However, there can only be one nominee. I would like to congratulate Mike Shaw on his selection, and thank all of those who expressed their interest in serving. Their commitment to the people of House District 47 and our Party is to be commended,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl.
“We are excited by the experience and energy Councilman Shaw brings to the table. He will be an excellent representative for the people of House District 47. The Republican Party is looking forward to working with him to bring common sense back to politics,” he continued.
Councilman Shaw – currently in his second term as a member of the Hoover City Council – is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Mutual Savings Credit Union. He is a past Chairman of both the Auburn College Republicans and the College Republican Federation of Alabama, and is a long time member of the Mid Alabama Republican Club.
The Shaw family has strong ties to both communities in the district. He and his wife, Shelly, were raised in Vestavia and are graduates of Vestavia Hills High School. The couple has two children and are members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church.
“Growing up in Vestavia Hills and raising our family in Hoover, my home is in House District 47 and has been for most of my life. It would be such an honor to represent this community in the Alabama Legislature! As a Republican, I know our party is one of small government, economic growth, and opportunity for all. I think the voters in District 47 share these values, and I’m looking forward to a vigorous campaign to ensure the people are well-represented in Montgomery,” said Councilman Shaw.
The ALGOP started a candidate search for the position following the sudden passing of Rep. David Wheeler. At the time qualifying closed, Rep. Wheeler was the only qualified candidate for the district. Pursuant to state law, the ALGOP is tasked with choosing a nominee to replace him on the General Election ballot.