Councilman Nate Shannon
History and Evaluation of the Candidate
Nate Shannon is an economics and government teacher in the L’Anse Creuse school district who ran unsuccessfully for city council in 2013.
Upon the death of Mayor Richard Notte in 2014, a vacancy formed on council when now-Mayor Michael Taylor was appointed as Notte’s replacement.
A search for an appointee to the post brought out several candidates, including Mr. Shannon, who came in seventh in the field of council candidates for the 2013 election, just missing an elected post. Council was satisfied that Mr. Shannon represented a significant part of the will of the electorate given his near-election in 2013, and apparently felt that his subsequent activism showed a dedication to good governance in the city. He accepted an appointment to council and was sworn into office.
Mr. Shannon won re-election in 2015, edging out several challenger candidates and putting to rest the allegation that he would not make it as a candidate for office after his appointment to the post. Since then he has slowly grown more comfortable in the role, and today stands out as one of the more outspoken members of council.
October, 2017 Campaign Finance Report