For the past eight years, Florida’s Attorney General has failed to act as the state faced a worsening opioid crisis, the Legislature passed unconstitutional laws and refused to properly implement constitutional amendments passed by the people, and an epidemic of gun violence spiraled to the point that a child is shot every seventeen hours in the state. That changes in November. Representative Sean Shaw is running to be Florida’s next Attorney General because the people deserve an active advocate on their behalf. As Attorney General, Sean will hold the pharmaceutical companies accountable for their role in the opioid crisis, act as a check on a Republican majority drunk on twenty years of power, and fight to institute commonsense gun safety reforms that make communities safer. It’s time to return the Attorney General’s office to the people of Florida, where it belongs.
Early Life and Education
Born in Jacksonville, Sean spent the majority of his youth in Tallahassee after his father, Leander Shaw, was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court, where he would later become the first African-American Chief Justice. After graduating from Leon High School, Sean earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, before returning home to receive his JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Sean Shaw has dedicated his professional career to protecting consumers and standing up to the powerful on behalf of the people. As Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate, Sean fought for policyholders against price gouging and insurance fraud. In private practice, Sean has stood up to large corporations and ensured that victims of the BP oil spill get fair compensation. In his time as a State Representative, Sean has pushed for criminal justice reform, increased funding for public education, and common sense gun safety legislation. As Attorney General, he will be the independent watchdog Floridians deserve.
Sean Shaw is a resident of Seminole Heights in Tampa. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, playing basketball, and barbecuing at his home.