Shaw Blackmon serves Houston County, Georgia with simple, smart and effective leadership. Representative Blackmon is a fiscally conservative republican who understands the need to protect our freedoms, to grow our small businesses, and to support our defense community. Committed to the ideals of limited government, family values and personal responsibility, his actions speak loud. As chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, he is uniquely positioned to influence all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures in the state. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, he is one of Georgia’s chief budget writers. Representative Blackmon is working to build a better future for generations to come.