State Sen. and former Representative Chip Shields has endorsed Lew Frederick for appointment to fill his unexpired term in the State House of Representatives.
In a statement Shields listed Frederick's knowledge of the constituency and his tenure on the State Board of Education.
"His knowledge of statewide education issues is extensive, and he will be an asset to the House and to the caucus as we grapple with complicated education issues,"
"Lew has the life experience, the knowledge and the preparation to jump in right away. With a special session coming in February, that readiness is crucial."