Sam Shaw is a native of Homewood. She graduated from Auburn University with degrees in Family and Child Development and Business Administration.
She is a past chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee and sits on the State Executive Committee. Shaw was also the Deputy Finance Director for Senator Jeff Session's 2002 campaign.
Shaw's husband Greg is also in the political arena. The couple has two sons. They've lived in Montgomery for more than 20 years and attend Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church .