Shannon Valentine


Member, The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
State Advisory Board

Shannon Valentine represented the 23rd District from 2006 to 2010.  She served on the Transportation Committee, Courts of Justice Committee, and the Judicial Review Panel. 

Delegate Valentine was appointed by Governor Kaine to serve on the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council, and was named as the Nicki Bazaco Individual Distinction Award winner by the Medical Society of Virginia Alliance, given to the individual who best promotes health education and quality of care through legislation.  Delegate Valentine currently serves on the Medical Society of Virginia’s Foundation Board, the Citizens for Adult Literacy and Learning Advisory Board, and the Board of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

•    Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Virginia in Economics (1981)
•    Graduated from Education for Ministry, a four-year theology course through Sewanee University's School of Theology (2000)
•    Graduated from Just Faith, a course in Catholic Social Justice (2002)
•    Graduated from The Sorenson Institute at the University of Virginia (2005)

YMCA of Central Virginia Board
Habitat for Humanity and Board—President
Women's Resource Center Board—President
Virginia School of the Arts Board
Holy Cross Regional School Board
Saint Paul's Tutorial Program

She is married to Dr. Mike Valentine and is the proud mother of Catherine, Jack, and Brooke.


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