Vice President Joe Biden (2008 – 2016) today endorsed Sean Shaw to be the next Attorney General of Florida. Biden, Vice President under President Barack Obama and United States Senator from Delaware, has been an icon in the Democratic Party, leading the charge for marriage equality, common sense gun reform, and protections against sexual assault.
Vice President Biden had this to say:
“Sean Shaw will be the kind of Attorney General that the state of Florida desperately needs. Sean is a fighter, with a proven track record of standing up for the little guy and taking on corporate interests. Whether during his time as Florida’s Consumer Advocate or his time in the state legislature, Sean has fought to improve the lives of his constituents. I know that Sean will make a fantastic Attorney General and look forward to helping him get elected.”
Democratic Nominee for Attorney General Sean Shaw had this to say:
“I am honored to have the endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden. Vice President Biden is a fighter who has dedicated his life to public service. Much like Vice President Biden did during his time in the White House, I plan to give issues surrounding common-sense gun reform and tackling sexual assault, the focus, and attention that they deserve. The grace with which Vice President Biden has carried himself, through both triumph and tragedy, is a lesson in the resilience of the human spirit. As Attorney General, I intend to bring that same sense of perseverance and determination to the office, every day.”
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.