Tampa Bay House Democrats line up behind Sean Shaw for HD 61

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The Sean Shaw for Florida House District 61 campaign announced today the endorsements of five Democratic state lawmakers from the Tampa Bay area: State Reps. Janet Cruz, Mark Danish, Dwight Dudley, Amanda Murphy and Darryl Rouson.

“Speaking for a group of Florida House members that represent a diverse list of amazing Tampa Bay communities, one of the things we all agree on wholeheartedly is that Sean Shaw is the best choice for East Tampa families,” said Cruz, who represents Hillsborough County and much of the Town-N-Country area of Tampa in House District 62.

“Sean has a long and proven record of fighting for all Florida families, and will continue that fight in the House for more jobs, expanded bus routes, fully funding our classrooms and teachers, and expanded after school programs,”Cruz added. “Tampa families need Sean Shaw, and we want Sean Shaw in the Florida House.”

Danish is the first-term Democrat in House District 63 for north Hillsborough County; Rouson represents House District 70, covering south Pinellas and parts of Hillsborough Counties. Dudley’s House District 68 is comprised of eastern Pinellas County, parts of Pinellas Park and Saint Petersburg; and Murphy won a special election in October for the Pasco County House District 36 seat.

Shaw, son of Leander J. Shaw, Jr., the first African-American Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, faces fellow Democrats Tatiana Denson, Sharon Carter and Ed Narain in the race to replace term-limited Rep. Betty Reed. HD 61 is a heavily Democratic district covering the Tampa neighborhoods of Seminole Heights, East Tampa, Ybor City and parts of West Tampa.

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