Shawn Harrison

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Shawn Harrison
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Candidate for
Florida House of Representatives, District 63
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
District 60
2010-2012
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Florida (1987)
J.D.University of Florida (1990)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 20, 1965
Place of birthAnderson, Indiana
ProfessionAttorney/Business Owner
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Shawn Harrison (b. March 20, 1965) is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 63 of the Florida House of Representatives. he previously served in the chamber, representing District 60 from 2010 to 2012.

Biography

Harrison earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida and his J.D. from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with the firm of Wetherington, Hamilton & Harrison, P.A.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harrison served on these committees:

  • Judiciary
  • Joint Legislative Auditing
  • Subcommittee on Civil Justice
  • Subcommittee on Energy and Utilities
  • Subcommittee on Government Operations (Appropriations)
  • Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Access

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Harrison's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Taxes and Job Growth

  • Excerpt: "Florida's economy depends on quality job creation."

Faith and Community Based Initiatives

  • Excerpt: "I believe our faith community has much to offer towards the well being of our District. Faith based initiatives programs should be encouraged and funded."

Government's Role in Our Lives

  • Excerpt: "In the past five years we have seen an alarming increase in government's interference in our private lives and private business. I believe that government should stay out of both."

Conservation and Smart Growth

  • Excerpt: "I am an avid outdoorsman and I pledge to protect the natural resources of our State and District 63. Florida should fund the Florida Forever Program."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "I have fought my entire political career for increased funding and better infrastructure for my constituents in North Tampa and will continue to do so."

Elections

2014

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Mark Alan Danish was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Shawn Harrison was unopposed in the Republican primary. Danish will face Harrison in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harrison ran in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 63. Harrison ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and was defeated by Mark Alan Danish (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Florida House of Representatives, District 63, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Danish 50.5% 33,535
     Republican Shawn Harrison Incumbent 49.5% 32,807
Total Votes 66,342

2010

See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harrison defeated Russ Patterson (D) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Florida House of Representatives, District 60
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shawn Harrison (R) 23,064 56.02%
Russ Patterson (D) 18,106 43.98%

Harrison defeated Trey Stroud in the August 24 primary.[6]

Florida House of Representatives, District 60 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shawn Harrison 5,150 59.24%
Trey Stroud 3,543 40.76%

Campaign donors

2010

Harrison raised $295,380 in contributions for his 2010 campaign as of July 8, 2011.[7] However, only 12 out of his 13 campaign finance reports have been filed.

His largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $19,867
Florida Police Benevolent Association $3,000
Florida Chamber of Commerce $3,000
Florida Healthcare Association $2,500
Southern Gardens Citrus Holding Corp. $2,500

Personal

Harrison and his wife, Susan Gall, have two children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Ed Homan
Florida House District 60
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Dana Young (R)