Throughout his time in the House, Shaw has served on a number of committees which are relevant and important to District 146. As the son of a veteran, the brother of a teacher and a small business owner, Representative Blackmon fights tirelessly on behalf of Georgia’s large military population, quality education for our students, and small business owners.
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Shaw is honored to serve on the following House committees:
Representative Blackmon also serves on the Joint Defense Commission, tasked with the mission to better protect our military, veteran population and their families. Shaw was also recently appointed to serve as an ex-officio member of the House Rural Development Council for the 2019-2020 legislative term.
Shaw formerly served the Republican Caucus leadership team as Deputy Whip.