Shaw Re-Elected to Georgia Transportation Board

Feb. 19, 2015

State Transportation Board (STB) Member Jay Shaw, of Lakeland, was unanimously re-elected to a full board term Feb. 18 by a caucus of state representatives and senators from the Eighth Congressional District (CD8).

Originally elected in 2010 to represent Congressional District 1, but due to redistricting in Georgia he was elected in 2013 to represent CD8.  He is now serving his first full five-year term on the Board representing the constituents of CD8. Shaw served as the Chair of the State Transportation Board last year.

Shaw, a Georgia native, spent 18 years in the Georgia House of Representatives after being elected in 1994. In 2007 Shaw participated in the General Assembly's Joint Study Committee on Transportation Funding.  Shaw previously served as mayor of Lakeland from 1980 to 1990. He is a member of the United Methodist Church in Lakeland and serves on the board of Louis Smith Memorial Hospital. He and his wife, Libby, have two children and three grandchildren.

Shaw recognized the leadership of the governor, Lt. governor and speaker in supporting transportation issues. “The Department of Transportation is in the spotlight this session, and all the employees are dedicated to making a difference.  Those employees, along with senior leadership and the board work every day to deliver a quality transportation network to our citizens.  I appreciate the continued confidence of my delegation in trusting me to make positive steps for Georgia’s future with strong infrastructure that supports economic development and enhanced quality of life.”