Alex Shannon, who served with distinction as judge in the Town of Schodack and Village of Nassau, was elected to represent District 4 on Election Day, 2007. Shannon has been appointed to serve, receiving unanimous support for his appointment at the November 13th legislative meeting.
Shannon said he plans to put his private and public sector experience to work stabilizing county taxes, protecting the environment, open space and farmland, and ensuring needed county services are delivered efficiently. Shannon said he also plans to focus on revitalization of Nassau Lake and the former Fort Orange Paper Co. in Castleton, along with continuing efforts to improve roads and intersections in and around the legislative district.
“I am honored to be elected to represent District 4, and look forward to the opportunity to serve as a representative for one of the most beautiful and vital areas of the county,” said Shannon.
Shannon served as Nassau Village Justice from 1987 to 2002 and as Schodack Town Justice from 2000 to 2002. Shannon retired from judicial service due to minor health issues at the time and issues involving the health of his parents.
Shannon has been a resident of Schodack and the Village of Nassau for nearly 40 years. He is employed as a sales representative with Walter S. Pratt and Sons of Rensselaer and has extensive community service, including past service with Nassau Little League, East Greenbush Girls’ Softball League, service with the Board of Trustees and Planning Board of the Village of Nassau. A communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Nassau, Shannon has served on the Parish Council and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a Vietnam-era veteran, having been assigned as a member of the U.S. Navy as a medic.
Shannon and his wife Linda are the parents of two children, James and Sandra, and grandparents of four grandchildren.