Democrats Rallying Behind Candidate Sean Shaw As Florida’s Next Attorney General In 2018
By Kevin Darby, Sunshine State News // May 19, 2018
(SUNSHINE STATE NEWS) – The Democrat establishment is increasingly throwing its support behind state Rep. Sean Shaw’s, D-Tampa, bid to be Florida’s next attorney general.
Currently wrapping up his first term in the Florida House, Shaw has worked as a private insurance attorney and previously served as Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate under former state CFO Alex Sink. Shaw is the son of Leander Shaw, the first African-American to lead the Florida Supreme Court.
This week, former Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth, the last Democrat to have the job Shaw wants, went to bat for the Tampa Democrat.
Butterworth, who served as attorney general from 1987 until 2002, threw his support behind Shaw.
“During my time as attorney general, Florida was known as a national leader in protecting the rights of our state and its people,” Butterworth insisted. “Whether it was consumer protection, keeping our residents safe from violent criminals, or taking on Big Tobacco to win more than $11 billion for Floridians, our office never rested when it came to protecting Floridians. So when it comes to candidates for attorney general, I need to be sure they’ll have the same active approach towards the office that I did. That’s why I’m endorsing Sean Shaw to be our next attorney general.
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