Republican Jeffrey Shapiro Named to County Electoral Board

Election Integrity Working Group | Fairfax GOP

The Fairfax County Republican Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Shapiro as the newest member of the Fairfax County Electoral Board. He will replace Bettina Lawton, who is completing her three-year term. Shapiro will begin serving his three-year term on January 1, 2023.

Jeffrey Shapiro

Shapiro attended Brown University, graduating magna cum laude in 1983 with a degree in history. He then attended Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude in 1986. He practiced as a corporate litigator for five years and then joined the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in the U.S. Department of Justice, serving under both President Bush for the first 12 months and then under President Clinton for the next 18 months. In 1994, he returned to private practice, focused on counseling medical device companies in matters arising under U.S. FDA law and regulation. He continues in that area of practice to this day.

Shapiro is a member of the DC Bar (active), the California Bar (inactive) and the Pennsylvania Bar (inactive). He published more than 100 articles and blog posts in multiple professional journals and magazines (print and online). Shapiro co-authored a book and contributed several chapters to books in his field; and has presented at numerous conferences and symposiums. 

Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts congratulated Shapiro and wished him the best in a statement issued today. “Jeff was appointed by the Fairfax County Republican Committee as a liaison to the Fairfax County Electoral Board in 2021,” Knotts said. “In that capacity, he attended nearly every monthly meeting for the past 18 months. As a result, Jeff assumes his new role as an Electoral Board member with a good working knowledge of Virginia’s election laws and regulations as well as the Board’s operations. He also worked in Fairfax elections as an Election Officer in 2020 and 2021. We look forward to Jeff’s contributions to Fairfax County elections over the next three years.”

Jeff will join former Ambassador Christopher Henzel as the second Republican on the three-member Electoral Board.

The Election Integrity Working Group is a volunteer-run project of the Fairfax GOP.

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