Sean Shaw follows his father’s path in attorney general race

Seanshaw

October 9, 2018 

Sean Shaw has big shoes to fill and he’s in a hurry to fill them.The 40-year-old is a first-term member of the Florida House from Tampa, a consumer insurance lawyer and a former state insurance consumer advocate. Now he wants to become one of the most powerful elected officials in the state, Florida Attorney General.If elected, the Democrat would become the state’s top law enforcement officer, and the first African-American to do so.He would also take one giant step closer to filling the shoes of his late father, legal legend Leander Shaw Jr. 

His father was a pioneering lawyer at a time when Florida had only a handful of African-American lawyers. He would eventually rise to become the first African-American chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Leander Shaw died in 2015. He was 85.“When I was growing up, he was just my dad,” Sean Shaw said. “We went fishing and tinkered around in the shed. The older I got, the more I realized how big a deal he was. “Every little boy wants to be like his dad,” he added. “But I had one who was a little larger than life.” Visit www.tampabay.com to read the full article. 

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