Shannon Valentine

Shannon Valentine was most recently the Secretary of Transportation at the Commonwealth of Virginia, a position she has held since 2018. Prior to this role, she was the founding member and co-chair of OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting and is a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates.


Key Accomplishments

Valentine served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2006-2010 and was a member of the Transportation, Courts of Justice, and Judicial Review committees. Valentine was named 2017 Transportation Woman of the Year by WTS Central Virginia Chapter. She has been honored with the Humanitarian Award by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Democracy in Action Award by the League of Women Voters, Freedom Fighter Award by the NAACP, Woman of the Year in Government by the YWCA, and the Commonwealth Autism Services Award.


Industries and Areas of Expertise

Transportation, Education, Infrastructure, Energy, Redistricting



Valentine graduated from the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, the Education for Ministry under the Sewanee University School of Theory, and received her bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Virginia.


Personal Background

Valentine is married to Dr. Michael Valentine has three children- Catherine, Jack, and Brooke.



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