With the panhandle of Florida in the path of a potential category-three hurricane, Democratic Nominee for Attorney General Sean Shaw had this to say:
“As Floridians, we are uniquely aware of the effects that Hurricanes have on our state. Now is not the time to take unnecessary risks. For those of you in the path of the storm, please prepare for its landfall. Put together an emergency kit of items including, but not limited to, water, batteries, food, and any medication that may be necessary. For those of you outside the path of the storm, remember that we are all in this together. Please consider donating to the Red Cross and assisting in finding places of shelter for those fleeing the storm. Lastly, price gouging will not be tolerated. Anyone made aware of price gouging should report it to the Price Gouging Hotline (1-866-966-7226). May God protect the state of Florida and all those in danger.”
About Sean Shaw
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.