Delegate Steve Shannon (D-Vienna)

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35: County of Fairfax (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2004
Left Office
January 2010
Copatroning Habits
69% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 73% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 58% of them are Democrats.
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Recent Mentions in the Media

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Since 2001, Only 7 Incumbent VA GOP Delegates Have Lost; Will 2017 Be Different?

September 7, 2017
2009: Robin Abbott (D) defeated incumbent Del. Phil Hamilton (R) in the 93rd House of Delegates district, despite the Democratic statewide ticket (Creigh Deeds, Jody Wagner, Steve Shannon) getting blown out by Republicans Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling ...and more »

Deadline: AT&T Tempts Cord Cutters By Offering Roku Box With DirecTV Now Subscription

June 15, 2017
AT&T Tempts Cord Cutters By Offering Roku Box With DirecTV Now SubscriptionAT&T acknowledged in April that its comparatively low-priced DirecTV Now streaming service had begun to cannibalize subscriptions to its full priced DirecTV satellite offering. But the company doesn't appear too worried based on a new DirecTV Now deal ...and more »

Washington Post: Post endorses Del. Stephen C. Shannon for Virginia attorney general

October 20, 2009
THE RACE for attorney general in Virginia is a face-off between a pair of youngish lawyers, each from Fairfax County, each elected to the General Assembly this decade, and each now running his first statewide race. The similarities end there. While the ...and more »

Armenian Weekly: Marty Mooradian Announces Run for Virginia General Assembly House of Delegates

August 27, 2015
After working on political campaigns in North Dakota and Indiana, he moved to Virginia in 2003 to work for Steve Shannon for Virginia delegate. A year later, he was named political director and finance director for New Leadership Virginia, and rose to ...

Loudoun Times-Mirror: Fixing Loudoun's bumps in the road

March 12, 2015
Fixing Loudoun's bumps in the roadDel. Randy Minchew (R-10th) did, however, successfully pass a separate bill focused on Loudoun's rural roads, which required greater cooperation between the Virginia Department of Transportation, local government and community stakeholders.

These are all of the video clips of Steve Shannon’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 9 video clips in all.


  • HB1109: Veterans; tuition waiver for certain.
  • HB1855: West Grant; conveyance of certain subaqueous lands in County of Fairfax.
  • HB1856: Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosure of stormwater detention facilities.
  • HB1857: Protective orders; issuance upon conviction in cases of family abuse.
  • HB1858: Retirement System; locality may increase retirement allowance for its employees.
  • HB1859: Elected or appointed officials; limit attorney-issued subpoenas unless subject matter is unrelated.
  • HB1860: Impoundment of motor vehicle; provides if person driving without license was previously convicted.
  • HB1861: Street maintenance payments; increased where traffic volumes exceed statewide average by 20%.
  • HB1862: Sex offender registry; failure to register is Class 6 felony.
  • HB2520: Pedestrians and drivers; responsibilities thereof at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
  • HB2611: Protective orders; law-enforcement officer may effect service by serving person subject to order.
  • HB2612: Emergency response plans; ensuring victims' rights.
  • HB2632: Health insurance; development of optional proposed program for school board, etc.
  • HB5005: Evidence, testimonial; procedure notifying defendant of introduction of certificate of analysis.
  • HJ666: Adoptions, public agency; joint subcommittee to study.
  • HJ667: Infant mortality; joint subcommittee to study methods and practices for reducing in State.
  • HJ668: JLARC; directed to study legislative efficiency and recommend improvements.
  • HJ925: Celebrating the life of Jerome Joseph Mastal.
  • HJ926: Celebrating the life of Albert J. Boudreau.
  • HJ933: Commending Maud Robinson.
  • HB957: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; increases membership.
  • HB958: Residential dwellings, non-owner occupied; local government authority to require registration.
  • HB959: Uniform Statewide Building Code; grading limitations.
  • HB960: Retirement System; optional increase for local employees.
  • HB961: Highway maintenance; provides for increased payments where traffic volumes exceed statewide average.
  • HB962: Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosure of stormwater detention facilities.
  • HB963: Legislative efficiency review program; JLARC to review operations in all legislative branches.
  • HB964: Sex offender registry; penalty for failure to register.
  • HB965: Victims Compensation Fund; amends definition to include stalking victims.
  • HB966: ABC agent; assault and battery against, penalty.
  • HB967: DMV; fees imposed on vehicle dealers.
  • HB968: District courts; withdrawal of appeals.
  • HB969: Criminal street gangs; causing or encouraging acts rendering children delinquent.
  • HB970: Protective orders; probation violation.
  • HB971: Identity theft; notice of database breach.
  • HB972: Ford and Pullman grants; ratifies conveyance of certain lands in County of Fairfax.
  • HB973: Children; what constitutes taking indecent liberties, penalty.
  • HB974: Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN); establishing precise time protective orders expire.
  • HB975: Income tax, corporate; Real Estate Investment Trusts.
  • HB976: Single lot development; developers to provide stormwater management.
  • HB977: Statistical information; VDOT to collect and report.
  • HB1109: Veterans; tuition waiver for certain.
  • HB1466: Energy electric generating facilities; environmental impact of renewable.
  • HB1467: Leases; prohibited covenants.
  • HJ118: Legislative efficiency; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study & recommend improv.
  • HJ230: Commending Robert F. Horan, Jr.
  • HJ238: Family caregivers; Joint Commission on Health Care to study support services therefor.
  • HJ317: Celebrating the life of Vincent James Olson.
  • HJ318: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Jonathan M. Forde.
  • HJ319: Commending the Vienna Police Department on the occasion of its 60th anniversary.
  • HJ320: Commending First Baptist Church of Vienna on the occasion of its 140th anniversary.
  • HJ471: Celebrating the life of Maxine Shelly Turner.
  • HJ490: Commending Howard Springsteen.
  • HJ560: Commending Jake Mayes.
  • HJ6014: Celebrating the life of of the Honorable David Tillman Stitt.
  • HJ6029: Commending Daniel Gropper.
  • HB990: License plates, special; issuance for all branches of armed forces.
  • HB1605: Real Estate Recovery Fund; certain limitations upon recovery therefrom.
  • HB2565: Computer fraud; occurs if person converts or copies property of another without authorization.
  • HB2566: District courts or juvenile domestic relations district courts; withdrawal of appeals.
  • HB2567: Human research review committees; publication of results.
  • HB2568: Erosion and sediment control; violation of ordinances.
  • HB2569: Tolling of speedy trial statute; law already in place during pendency by State is extended.
  • HB2570: Victims of crime; right to nondisclosure of certain information.
  • HB2571: Sex Offender Registry;revocation of probation/parole if person is convicted of failure to register.
  • HB2572: Autism; includes if medically diagnosed under definition of 'functional and central nervous system'.
  • HB2573: Concealed handgun permits; adds retired credentialed intelligence agents of armed forces, etc.
  • HB2574: Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee for any reason.
  • HB2575: Assault and battery against family member; deferred finding.
  • HB2576: Protective orders; extension by court.
  • HB2577: Income tax, state; provides an age deduction.
  • HB2578: Children; expands current crime of taking indecent liberties therewith.
  • HB2920: Income tax, personal and corporate; statute of limitations for abuse tax avoidance transactions.
  • HB2921: Legislative efficiency review program; directs JLARC to review each house and legislative agencies.
  • HB2922: VDOT; annual statistical report concerning highway and arterial roadway levels of service.
  • HB3085: Children; expands scope of rape shield statute to include prosecution for taking indecent liberties.
  • HB3086: Driving under influence of alcohol; admissibility of breath test certificate.
  • HJ693: Legislative efficiency; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study and recommend.
  • HJ797: Commending the Joint Commission on Health Care on its study of autism.
  • HJ923: Celebrating the life of Karen Hackney.
  • HR60: Commending the Joint Commission on Health Care on its study of autism.
  • HB243: Sports official; battery against, penalty.
  • HB244: Leased or rented property; authority of sheriff to store & sell personal property removed therefrom.
  • HB245: Income tax, state; limit to deduction for those of certain age.
  • HB246: Income tax, state; credit for certain health care practitioners.
  • HB247: Sex offenders; electronic notification of registration to certain entities.
  • HB248: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain contractors.
  • HB249: Income tax, state; indexing age deduction.
  • HB987: Defense counsel; provides certificate of analysis at no charge.
  • HB988: Sex offenders; prohibits residence in proximity to schools.
  • HB989: Route 674; prohibition on transportation of hazardous materials in Fairfax County.
  • HB990: License plates, special; issuance for all branches of armed forces.
  • HB991: Sex Offender & Crimes Against Minors Registry; revocation of probation of those not registered.
  • HB992: Sexual offenses; enticement of minor, penalty.
  • HB993: Sexual offenders; prohibiting proximity to children and others.
  • HB1482: Missing children; school board to receive report from local law-enforcement.
  • HB1488: Disposition of surplus materials; adds online public auction as means for State to dispose thereby.
  • HB1605: Rental Location Agents etc.; limitations upon recovery from fund.
  • HJ134: Perennial flow determination; Dept of Conservation & Recreation to study development, etc. thereof.
  • HJ239: Celebrating the life of Major William F. Hecker III.
  • HJ240: Celebrating the life of Staff Sergeant Ayman A. Taha.
  • HJ241: Celebrating the life of Captain Christopher Petty.
  • HJ312: Commending Dunn Loring, Virginia on the occasion of its 120th anniversary.
  • HJ340: Commending Paul Snodgrass.
  • HJ341: Commending the Vienna Buccaneers.
  • HJ439: Commending Flint Hill Elementary School on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ532: Commending the Town of Vienna.
  • HJ5062: Celebrating the life of Francis Xavier Lillis.
  • HJ5063: Celebrating the life of James J. Waters.
  • HJ5067: Commending the Parkwood Preschool on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
  • HJ5169: Commending Frederick M. Crabtree.
  • HJ5170: Commending Sam Savia.