Former Democratic Attorney General nominee Sean Shaw has today endorsed Patricia Sigman for Senate District 9.
“Whether it is advocating for consumers, taking on the gun lobby, or cleaning up corruption, Floridians deserve elected leaders with a track record of always doing what’s right,” stated former Democratic Attorney General nominee Sean Shaw. “I’m endorsing Patricia Sigman for Senate District 9 because she is the fighter we need to stand on our side against the powerful special interests.”
Sean Shaw’s endorsement adds to the overwhelming support Patricia Sigman has received since announcing her candidacy for Senate District 9, including raising over $115,000 in her first month on the trail, the endorsement of Senate Democratic Leader Designate Gary Farmer and the support of Senate Victory, and the endorsements of former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Florida CFO Alex Sink, and Ruth’s List Florida.
“When it comes to putting the needs of working Floridians ahead of the powerful, there is no greater champion than Sean Shaw,” declared Patricia Sigman. “Sean’s endorsement is further validation that our fight to end the grip of special interests in Tallahassee, give the people back their voice in their government, and ensure a state that is fair and just for every Floridian continues to grow into a movement that will turn District 9 blue this fall!”
An open seat due to term limits, State Senate District 9 encompasses all of Seminole County and a portion of western Volusia County. As the fastest changing red-to-blue State Senate district in Florida, Democratic performance increased at the top of the ticket by five points from the 2016 to 2018 election. Senate Victory sees this district as poised to flip and is committed to Patricia’s election in 2020.
Patricia Sigman is a Board Certified Labor and Employment attorney, a Certified Mediator, a community volunteer, a small-business owner, a voting-rights advocate, and a mother. Patricia grew up in Florida, and received her BA from UCLA before returning to Florida to earn her JD from Stetson University College of Law, where she graduated #1 in her law school class. Over 26 years ago, Patricia started a small business in Seminole County, Sigman & Sigman PA, with her husband Phil, who was born and raised here in Central Florida. Patricia has fought against some of the most powerful interests in Florida on behalf of whistleblowers who were fired for doing the right thing, victims of sexual harassment, workers fired due to their age, race, or sex, and employees whose big employers who refused to pay what they promised. Patricia has also helped small businesses facing legal battles. She has been named Orlando Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” and “Lawyer of the Year” for Individuals in Employment Law in Orlando Magazine. A community volunteer, Patricia served as President of the Lake Mary High School Band Boosters Association, and she has led the Florida Democratic Party’s voter protection efforts in Seminole County for 15 years. Patricia lives in Longwood with her husband of 30 years, Phil Sigman. Patricia and Phil have lived in their Longwood home for over 20 years and have three adult children who were all educated in the local Seminole County Public Schools.