About Shaun

My name is Shaun Pollenz and I am running for Wake County Board of Education in District 3.  I grew up in Wake County and have lived here for almost 20 years.  I am a proud graduate of the Wake County Public School System, having attended all 13 of my K-12 years in a Wake County Public School.  I spent time at Jeffrey’s Grove, Morrisville, and Pleasant Union Elementary Schools, Martin Middle School, and graduated from Leesville Road High School in 2001.

After high school, I went to college at American University in Washington, DC where I graduated with degrees in Political Science and Economics.  I then obtained my law degree from Chapman University in Orange, California before returning home to NC in 2013.  I am licensed to practice law in both California and North Carolina, and I now operate a small securities litigation and criminal defense law practice here in Raleigh.

I have two siblings, a brother who is a pilot in the Navy and a sister who is a local event planner.  My father is a Navy veteran and commercial airline pilot, and my mother is a current WCPSS teacher.  I am the proud father of a cockapoo named Bill and an orange tabby cat named Sookie, and a loving uncle to three other fabulous dogs and one cute kitten. 

As the son of a public school teacher and a graduate of Wake County’s public schools, I know first-hand the challenges facing teachers and students today.  In fact, I’m running because I want those challenges to become opportunities for our children.  I want those challenges to become opportunities for our teachers.  I want those challenges to become opportunities for our businesses and for our communities.    I don’t see those challenges being addressed by our current Board of Education, and I hope you’ll support my efforts to keep our school system strong and competitive in the 21st century.

Please check out my platform and donate to my campaign if you can!  Your support is greatly appreciated!