MORRIS COUNTY — Longtime public servant Stephen H. Shaw announces his candidacy for the Morris County Freeholder Board. “I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the people of Morris County in this most critically important role.”
“I am also humbled by the outpouring of support by the community for my candidacy. I am running for a seat on the board with the objective of serving to preserve and enhance the quality of life we enjoy in Morris County.”
“I have been a dedicated community servant, elected official, and small businessman, and look forward to bringing a common sense, experienced voice of reason to the Board. I ask for your vote and support.”
A fiscal conservative, Shaw has demonstrated a lifetime of public service. He served as Mayor of Mountain Lakes for three years and as a councilman for twelve years. He also was a member of the Mountain Lakes Planning Board for seven years, and was named “Mountain Lakes Police Citizen of the Year”.
Shaw was Vice Chair of the Morris County Open Space Committee and a member of the New Jersey Regional Intergovernmental Transportation Study Commission. Shaw has served as President of the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) and President of the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey. Shaw is currently Chairman of the Mountain Lakes Republican County Committee. In addition, he served several terms as the Senior Warden for the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Mountain Lakes as well as other civic and community leadership positions.
A fifty-one year resident of Morris County, Shaw has lived in six communities – Parsippany-Troy Hills, Montville, Boonton Township, Denville, Rockaway Township and Mountain Lakes. Shaw owns and operates Shaw Built Homes, a forty-five year old family owned business. His extensive background in land use and planning, economic development, infrastructure consulting and repair in addition to his extensive federal, state and municipal relationships, are skills he feels will help to lead the county as it grapples with the new challenges it faces with the changing economic and community landscape.
Shaw is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology; Newark College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, and in 2006 was named their “Outstanding Alumnus”. In addition, he is a licensed NJ Real Estate Agent, a licensed private pilot, is married and has two adult children.