The Democratic Attorneys General Association Supports Sean Shaw for Florida Attorney General

August 29, 2018

The Democratic Attorneys General Association Supports Sean Shaw for Florida Attorney General

Shaw is First African American Democratic Attorney General Nominee in Florida

Washington, D.C.— Following the Democratic primary on Tuesday, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (@DemocraticAGs) endorsed Sean Shaw for Florida Attorney General. Shaw is the first African American Democratic Attorney General nominee in Florida and when he wins in November, he will be the first African American Attorney General in the state’s history.

“Florida voters are ready for a change. The victories for Sean Shaw and the Democratic ticket yesterday in Florida are evidence of that enthusiasm,” said Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association. “Sean Shaw is a tireless fighter for the middle class—he fought for more public school funding, expanding access to affordable healthcare, and he took on big insurance companies when they ripped off homeowners.”

In November, Shaw will face Republican nominee Ashely Moody. Recent polling shows Shaw leading Moody by five-points. As the Insurance Consumer Advocate, Shaw worked to protect consumers from price gouging and insurance fraud. As an attorney in private practice, Shaw fought for victims of the BP Oil Spill and as a leader in the state legislature, Shaw continues to fight for consumers and champion equal rights and equal opportunity for all.

“For too long, the people of Florida have lacked the support of an Attorney General that puts them first—and that all changes this November,” added Rankin. “We know that Sean Shaw is the person voters can trust to fight corporate criminals, scammers, and sexual predators who prey on Florida’s most vulnerable.”

The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) provides political and policy support to Democratic Attorneys General and candidates in their mission to protect civil rights, promote progress and diversity, fight corruption, and ensure the law is applied fairly for all of those that live and work in America.  Democratic Attorneys General play a crucial role in protecting our democracy as part of our country’s system of checks and balances. As a Committee, we are building a platform to highlight their successes and to extend their reach as they serve as the People’s Lawyers. From bringing those outside of the political arena into the fold through partnerships with General Assembly to driving the 1881 Initiative to elect more Democratic women to the office of Attorney General with Emerge America, DAGA continues to prioritize innovation, data-based decision making, communication, and relationship-building as key elements to providing political and policy support to Democratic State Attorneys General and candidates. 


For more information on Sean Shaw, please visit DAGA’s Meet the Candidates page.

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