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John Shaw (Florida)

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John Shaw
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Candidate for
Florida State Senate District 3
Date of birthSeptember 16, 1985
ProfessionCEO, John Shaw Computers, Inc.
Personal website
Campaign website
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John Shaw was a 2012 Republican candidate for Florida State Senate District 3.

Shaw was a 2010 Republican candidate for District 6 in the Florida State Senate in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections.



See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Shaw ran in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 3. Shaw ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012 and was defeated by incumbent Bill Montford (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Florida State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Montford Incumbent 72.8% 165,634
     Republican John Shaw 27.2% 61,956
Total Votes 227,590


See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Shaw did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. He lost to Bill Montford (D) in the November 2 general election.[2] Also running were David H. Abrams (NPA) and Harrison Arencibian (write-in).

Florida State Senate, District 6
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Montford (D) 99,825 66.98%
John Shaw (R) 44,510 29.87%
David H. Abrams (NPA) 4,686 3.14%
Harrison Arencibian (Write-in) 10 0.01%

Campaign themes

On his campaign website, Shaw lists his views on six "issues that many people deem important".[3] They are:

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "We need to move off of our currently chaotic and unstable system and onto something that we can actually control, such as, perhaps, a flat tax."
  • Gun Control
Excerpt: "The second amendment directly outlines the freedom to bear arms. Gun control is simply another extension of prohibition, of which I do not support."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "until we can figure out what to do with the people that are already here, illegally, we need to stop allowing more people to come through, and do whatever it takes to ensure that no one does."
  • The War in Iraq
Excerpt: "The common ground we should all agree on is that we need to support the soldiers who are there now, so that they can get the job done and get home as soon as possible."
  • The Death Penalty
Excerpt: "A perpetual cycle of negativity will never solve itself, and to simply kill people is a sickening example of our intolerance to evolve as a society."
  • The War on Drugs
Excerpt: "While I personally believe that prohibition is not the answer to maintaining a society safe from harmful drugs, it is not something I will be campaigning for at this time."

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