Democratic Nominee for Attorney General Sean Shaw was joined at the Tampa Courthouse by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund as well as volunteers with the Florida chapter of the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to announce Everytown’s endorsement of Sean Shaw for Attorney General.
Spokeswoman for Everytown for Gun Safety Fund, Molly Corbett had this to say:
“Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is proud to endorse gun safety champion, Representative Sean Shaw. In November, Americans will elect leaders like Representative Shaw who will stand up for their safety.”
Democratic Nominee for Attorney General, Sean Shaw had this to say:
“ I am so proud to have received the endorsement of an organization as important as Everytown. The work that Everytown is engaged in is literally saving lives. The work that Everytown is engaged in, is literally making a difference all across this country. Most importantly though, the work that Everytown is engaged in is making our streets safer and drawing attention to an all too familiar issue; the issue of gun violence….As a son of this great state, I am obligated to act, we all are. That is why I am running for Attorney General because I believe that we can find solutions to the problems that others have called too politically difficult to solve. I believe that we all have a role to play in improving the lives of all Floridians. This is a big state with complex problems, but together, there is no challenge that we cannot face. I know that the road is long and that we have many difficult days before us, but if we press on, if we do not give up, we will find a way to end gun violence in our state.“
Raised in North Florida, Representative Sean Shaw was taught the importance of public service from a young age by his father, Leander Shaw, the first African-American Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. During law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Sean clerked for a United States District Court judge focusing on constitutional law and the protection of civil rights. After law school, Sean worked in private practice representing workers, families, and small businesses during some of their most trying times.
As Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate, Sean was an insurance industry watchdog protecting consumers against abuses from insurers. He led the process of negotiating lower rates for homeowners, pushed for faster response times from insurers after emergencies, and ensured rates were fair and justified. He currently represents State House District 61 in Tampa, where he has fought for more funding for public education, for criminal justice reforms, and for common sense gun safety legislation to make communities safer. Sean has been endorsed by national organizations such as MoveOn.org and Moms Demand Action, and Florida based organizations like the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, Florida Conservation Voters, Florida AFL-CIO, and SEIU Florida.