Wayne Shaw has announced he is a candidate for Brown County Commissioner Precinct 3.

"I am a lifelong citizen of Brown County, having lived in the Blanket community," Shaw said. "I have been involved in the ranching business all of my life with experience in many areas that would be beneficial in carrying out the duties of county commissioner."

He graduated from Blanket High School in 1964 and from Howard Payne University in 1969. He coached football in the Corpus Christi school system from 1969 to 1971, then coached in Sonora, Texas in 1971 and 1972. He moved back to Brown County in 1972 and started work for the Texas Department of Transportation in the traffic marking and signal department, which covered nine counties.

In 1981 he became principal and athletic director in the Blanket ISD and remained in the position until 1984. During that period, he completed 36 hours of graduate studies at Tarleton State University in Mid-Management and School Administration. In 1984 he went into chemical sales, where he dealt with many city officials and county commissioners in the area.

"I have also had experience in heavy equipment and dirt excavation business," Shaw said.

He was married to Dianne Moore of Brownwood in 1966. She has lived in Brown County Precinct 3 all of her life. She worked for Yellow Freight System for 15 years. In her other 25 years of employment, she worked for the Farm Service Agency in Brownwood, Wall Moulding and Brownwood Ford.

"We raised twin daughters, Amy Reagan and Angie Hufstutler," Shaw said. "Amy and Angie graduated from Comanche High School in 1987 and Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos in 1990 and 1991."

Amy and her husband, John, live in Blanket with their two daughters, Lily 13, and Laiken, 10. Lily is in the eighth grade and Laiken is in the fifth grade at Early Schools. John is employed by TxDOT and Amy teaches special education and the Early ISD Middle School. Angie and her husband, Todd, live in Comanche with their two daughters, Madeline, 14, a freshman in Comanche High School and Jilian, 11, a sixth grader in Comanche. Todd is in the heavy equipment business in ComancheCounty area. Angie is the diagnostician for the Comanche Small Schools Co-Op.

"I feel that with the experience I have gained in the last 45 years, I can provide new ideas, tireless energy and can relate to the personalities and needs of the people of Precinct 3," Shaw said. "I will work diligently to accomplish the tasks at hand and be available for any problems and concerns of the voters. I may not always tell you what you want to hear but I will always be there to listen and answer you with my honest opinion.

"Let's improve Brown County Precinct 3 together. Thank you for your confidence by voting for me."