On 3 Oct. 2020, Shawn Petty was elected National Vice President of the American Federation of Government Employees 9th District. He represents AFGE members in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Petty has served as AFGE's 9th District National Fair Practices Affirmative Action Coordinator for the past 12 years. During his tenure, he has advocated for the 9th District in EEOC matters that advance equal and fair treatment for the District.
Petty served 13 years in the United States Air Force, including being honored to be appointed to the Honor Guard and Drill Team.
In his spare time, he enjoys photography, working on computers, and spending time with his family.