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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”.