Shannon Kane

Shannon Kane

Summary

Current Position: Small business owner and City Council member

Affiliation: Republican

Candidate: 2019 State Delegate VA House District 21

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Candidate for the House of Delegates, Shannon Kane was elected in 2014 to Virginia Beach City Council by a huge margin, winning every district throughout Virginia Beach, and was re-elected by an even larger margin in 2016.

Councilwoman Kane has been a champion of public safety by increasing funding for police officers and firefighters, increasing local funding for schools and teachers, and has worked closely with the business community to bring higher paying jobs to Virginia Beach.

But she is best known for her passionate advocacy to fund flooding solutions in City Council budgets and now will advocate for funding these needed solutions at the State level.

Shannon Kane is a small business owner in Virginia Beach who also is a strong advocate for the value of volunteerism and nonprofit groups in the community. She is President and founder of EWR Management Group in Virginia Beach, Immediate Past President of the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Virginia and served on the Executive Board of the Virginia Municipal League.

One of Shannon’s initiatives on Council has been her leadership on revitalizing the Lynnhaven Parkway business corridor and working with the Lynnhaven Business Association to beautify and modernize that important economic engine and attract more business activity and investment.

Another successful initiative of Shannon’s has been the We Feed program. Over 1,500 pounds of food was collected the inaugural year for the local Foodbank for the benefit of students in Virginia Beach Schools.

Before starting her own business, she served in leadership roles in the non-profit sector. She was Senior Director of Development of Physicians for Peace, President of Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads, Executive Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and District Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Shannon Kane is active in many civic groups, having served as President of the Virginia Beach Jaycees (where she was bestowed the honor of Lifetime Member), Chairman of the Lynnhaven River Day of VB2007 and foundation President of the East Coast Surfing Championships. Shannon also mentors a student company at the Kempsville Entrepreneurship Academy.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from James Madison University, and her favorite title of all is “wife and mother”.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Founder and President
    EWR Management Group, Virginia Beach
  • President
    Alzheimers Association of Southeast Virginia
  • Executive Board Member
    Virginia Municipal League
  • Senior Director of Development
    Physicians for Peace
  • President
    Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads
  • Executive Director
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • District Director
    Muscular Dystrophy Association

Volunteer Experience

President of the Virginia Beach Jaycees

Chairman of the Lynnhaven River Day

Foundation President of the East Coast Surfing Championships

Mentor at Kempsville Entrepreneurship Academy

    Education

    • BA in Communications and Public Relations
      James Madison University

    Contact

    Email:

    Offices

    Shannon for Delegate
    3630 S. Plaza Trail, #150-E
    Virginia Beach, VA 23452
    Phone: 757-802-3236

    Web

    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

    Issues

    Democracy

    Second Amendment

    I’m a gun owner and I vigorously support the Second Amendment and defend our right to keep and bear arms. I support Virginia’s instant background checks and I believe that law-abiding citizens have the Constitutionally-protected right to protect their homes and families through gun ownership.

    Economy

    Jobs

    Virginia Beach thrives when Virginia Beach families thrive. I’m a small business owner who understands what it takes to create jobs and attract companies. Virginia Beach has done a great job attracting biomedical research and technology jobs. But economic development in the state still favors Northern Virginia. We need a delegate who will fight for Virginia Beach.

    Education

    Education

    I am a strong supporter of education and think it is a key to future success. As a member of City Council, I have voted to fully fund our schools and teachers. I’ve voted for every dollar of every School Board request. State support for schools has been behind and Virginia Beach has increased funding locally. Our delegate should secure more school funding from the state.

    Environment

    Funding to Stop the Flooding

    Flooding is my motivating issue and since 2014 when I joined Virginia Beach City Council, I have supported over $400,000 in local funding to address and mitigate flooding. I also voted to fund and support the Dewberry Study which is setting a path to implement solutions. But Virginia Beach residents cannot be the only ones paying the cost. I will lead the effort in state government for funding to stop flooding. Too little has been done and that must change, and I am running to lead that change.

    Health Care

    Right to Life

    I was disgusted by the House Democrats’ legislation for abortions at the moment of delivery. As a mother and a woman, I can’t imagine politicians or anyone for that matter supporting abortions at birth. Our nation should be a culture of respect for life, and these principles permeate our lives.

    Immigration

    Immigration

    America is a nation of legal immigrants and I support America’s melting pot and legal immigration. Those in the country illegally, either through illegal border crossings or overstaying visas, don’t have the rights of citizens and shouldn’t. The federal government has a Constitutional duty to enforce the nation’s borders.

    Safety

    Public Safety

    An unsafe city will lose jobs and companies, have failing schools and begin a downward spiral that cities frequently can’t combat. As a member of Council, I have voted for significant investments in our public safety professionals to make sure we prevent that. I have supported both investments in salaries to help eliminate decades-long salary compression, and also funding for police camera technology. Our police, fire and rescue personnel must have the training and compensation to make sure we retain our great uniformed professionals and they keep Virginia Beach the safest city of its size in America.

    Videos

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    Shannon Kane for Delegate Campaign Announcement
    Shannon Kane Campaign Website
    By: Shannon Kane Campaign Website

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