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Tampa Bay Realtors endorse Sean Shaw

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Sean Shaw has earned the backing of the Greater Tampa Bay Association of Realtors in his run for state House District 61.

“I’m so honored for the support of the nearly 9,000 members in the Greater Tampa Bay Association of Realtors,” Shaw said in a statement. “They and their members share my vision for a stronger economy for everyone. I’m excited to join their efforts in Tallahassee to help more Floridians realize the dream of homeownership and protect their rights as homeowners.”

The Association is the oldest and largest Tampa Bay-based professional association of real estate brokers and sales associates conducting business throughout the Bay area.

In a letter announcing their endorsement, GTAR President Andy Joe Scaglione praised Shaw’s leadership and community involvement.

“You have always been available to discuss key issues and have always been regarded by our Leadership Team as a great community leader and consensus builder,” Scaglione said.

It is the second endorsement Shaw has received this week. He received the support of the Florida Sentinel newspaper Monday. He has also received endorsements from state Sen. Arthenia Joyner and Tampa council member Frank Reddick. Shaw has also gotten endorsements from police, firefighters, the Florida Medical Association, and the Florida Carpenters Regional Council.

Ed Narain currently holds the HD 61 seat; he is vacating it to run for state Senate.

Shaw, son of the late Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander Shaw, is a former state insurance consumer advocate. He is running against two fellow Democrats, Diane Hart and Walter L. Smith II, in the  Aug. 30 primary. District 61 covers Tampa Heights, Seminole Heights and Temple Crest.

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