Meet Shawn

As the son of an electrician and teacher’s aide for special needs children, I was taught at an early age that success can be found through hard work. With that mind set, I worked my way through school and obtained my law degree from West Virginia University with the goal of returning home to serve as a leader in the community and give back to the State that has given me so much.

Upon returning home I decided to jump into the political process right away. I failed. Like many West Virginians, I was not raised to give up on something that you are passionate about, even if there are obstacles in your way. In 2014, with the help of the great people in the 3rd District, I was elected to office.

On the campaign trail, the people of our community made something very clear to me: BE OUR VOICE. I pledged to do just that and will continue to do so in the future. I have fought against special interests in government, including those that attempt to promote self-serving interests, I have railed against the outside interests that plague our State, asking an important question that still needs answered in our government, “who’s pulling the strings down here?” and stood up for property rights of West Virginians.

With relentless effort, I pledge to continue to honor my family and the hard-working families throughout West Virginia by serving as a voice for the voiceless with the character and dignity that embodies our great State.

Shawn and parents
“Shawn, pictured here with his parents Mary Ellen and Doug Fluharty, was recently named to the State Journal’s Generation Next: Top 40 Under 40.