George Sheldon

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George Sheldon
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Candidate for
Attorney General of Florida
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
Deputy Attorney General
ProfessionFormer Assistant U.S. Health Secretary, Attorney
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George Sheldon is a Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Florida in the 2014 elections.[1]

Sheldon is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives. He was first elected to the state legislature in 1975 and served for eight years.[2]


Prior to announcing his 2014 candidacy for attorney general, Sheldon was the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He has also served as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).[2]

An attorney by profession, Sheldon practiced law for over a decade and held the role of Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Services at St. Thomas University School of Law. His legal background also includes his appointment as Deputy Attorney General under former-Attorney General Bob Butterworth.[2]



See also: Florida attorney general election, 2014

Sheldon is running for election as Attorney General of Florida. Sheldon is seeking the Democratic nomination in the August 26 primary.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Governor of Florida Hypothetical Match-Up Poll
Poll Pam Bondi* (R) George Sheldon (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Poll
January 16-21, 2014
Gravis Marketing
April 23-25, 2014
AVERAGES 41% 36% 20% +/-4.65 749
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