Frank Shaw announced his intention to run for the House of Representatives, District 70, as a Democrat. This district includes part of the city of Conway and part of Faulkner and Perry counties.
“There are several reasons I have decided to run but one of them is because I am a big believer in education and our area is called ‘The City of Colleges’ for good reason. I believe we need to capitalize on our outstanding educational facilities, including our public schools, to keep our best and brightest young people here. With an educated work force we can attract good paying jobs and grow in a positive way that will help our economy now and into the future. Another issue I am passionate about is the need for facilities to help families in our communities who are dealing with addictions. I do not know of a family that has not been affected by addiction to drugs, illegal or legal, or alcohol. My own family experiences made me realize we must come up with a workable means of helping people overcome these problems through intervention before they get charged with a crime and put in jail.”
Shaw has practiced law in Conway for over 34 years and was recently named Conway’s Best Attorney. He belongs to the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and is a charter Founding member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Shaw served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton for 10 years. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at Central Baptist College for twelve years. Shaw received his Juris Doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law, a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Central Arkansas and was an Honors graduate from Conway High School.
An active member of the community, Shaw serves as a Faulkner County Fair Parade Commissioner and is on the Faulkner County Quorum Court. He is a Toad Suck Daze volunteer and a member of the Conway Chamber of Commerce. He was a former member and Chairman of the Faulkner County Election Commission and served as President of the Wampus Cat Booster Club.
A lifelong resident of Conway, Shaw and his wife, Paige, are the parents of 2 school age children, McKenzie and Ethan who attend Conway Public Schools. Shaw is also the parent of 2 adult children, Kylee and Seth. As the father of four children, he has served as a coach in youth sports for over 25 years. They are members of Central Baptist Church where Shaw served on the Long Range Planning Committee, the Finance Committee and the Steering Committee for the Construction of the current facilities on Dave Ward Drive.