Charles “Butch” Shaw of Pittsford announced his candidacy for re-election to a sixth term to represent the citizens of Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury in the Vermont House of Representatives on Monday, May 18. Butch was first appointed to the House by former Governor Jim Douglas in 2009 to represent Rutland District-6.
Shaw has developed a reputation in Montpelier as a legislator that fiercely represents and protects his district while understanding the challenges of navigating the intricacies of state government. The relationships he has developed with his House and Senate colleagues and with the administration have proven to be a valuable legislative asset in pursuit of developing well thought out legislation.
Shaw serves as vice chair of the powerful House committee on corrections and institutions where his experience as a small business owner has proven extremely valuable in preparing the Capital Construction and State bonding budget. He has also been appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the influential joint house and senate justice oversight committee where his negotiating skills prove useful in developing justice system policy.
“In this unprecedented time of public health and financial insecurity it is imperative to move Vermont forward in a safe, healthy and fiscally responsible manner. I am up to this task and now announce my candidacy for re-election for another term to represent my constituents in the Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury district,” Shaw said.
Shaw and his wife, Mary, native Vermonters, have lived in Pittsford since 1968 and both have served their community in many different endeavors. Shaw has a proven track record of being a reliable and responsive legislator who puts his constituents and district first. He is looking forward to continuing to represent them in the future.