– Mitt Romney today announced the support of former
Florida Congressman Clay Shaw and Emilie Shaw.
am honored to have Congressman and Mrs. Shaw support my campaign for
president,” said Mitt Romney. “Clay is a true statesman and an
extraordinary public servant. Through his good work, he has helped make
Florida a better place to live, work and raise a family. I am proud to
have the Shaws join our team.”
Romney has the experience and skills that are needed to create jobs and
undo the damage caused by President Obama’s disastrous economic
policies,” said Congressman Shaw. “As a successful businessman and
fiscally conservative governor, Mitt knows how to balance a budget and
how to put Floridians back to work. He is the only Republican capable
of defeating President Obama and implementing the type of conservative
policies that our country needs.”
On Congressman Clay Shaw:
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Served In Congress
From 1981 Until 2007.
was the Chairman of the Florida delegation and was the second-most
senior Republican on the Ways and Means Committee. Working with the
Center for Missing and Exploited Children and its founder John Walsh,
Shaw spearheaded the Missing Children’s Act of 1982. The legislation
established an electronic file of missing children nationwide. Through
his work on the Ways and Means Committee, Shaw worked with several of
the nation’s governors to write and pass major reforms to the welfare
bill in 1996. In 2003, Shaw started the House 2015 Caucus with the goal
of curing cancer before the year 2015.
his time in Congress, he was the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale for six
years. Previously, Shaw was an accountant and city prosecutor. In 2008,
he was named a “Great Floridian” by the Florida Department of State.
Shaw resides with his wife Emilie in Fort Lauderdale.