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Eugene Clay Shaw Jr. was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 2007, representing the 22nd District of Florida (map). He was defeated in the 2006 congressional elections by Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.).
Shaw was born April 19, 1939 in Miami, Florida, was educated at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and the University of Alabama, and was a lawyer, prosecutor, judge and city commissioner in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and mayor of Fort Lauderdale before entering the House.
Shaw voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
In 2006, the Democrats nominated Ron Klein to challenge Shaw in his November 2006 bid for reelection. In addition, Neil Evangelista entered the race as an independent candidate. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006)  Klein defeated Shaw 51% to 47%. 
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Link to Tom Delay
Shaw was a recipient of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC campaign contributions. DeLay is being prosecuted on charges of felony money laundering of campaign finances and conspiracy to launder money. To date, Shaw has not offered to return any of the $30,020 he received, despite calls from Democrats to do so.
Committees and Affiliations
Committees in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Ways and Means
- Subcommittee on Oversight
- Subcommittee on Social Security
- Subcommittee on Trade - Chair
- Joint Committee on Taxation
Coalitions and Caucuses
- Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
- Chair, Florida Delegation, 1996-present
- Congressional Arts Caucus
- Co Chair, Congressional Boating Caucus
- Co Chair, Congressional Coastal Caucus
- Congressional Fire Services Caucus
- Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus
- Congressional Social Security Caucus
- Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
- Friends of Ireland
- Co Chair, International Conservation Caucus
- Law Enforcement Caucus
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Boards and other Affiliations
- Member, Florida Bar Association
- Saint Anthony's Church
- United States Conference of Mayors
More Background Data
Articles and Resources
- GOP Auction House: Clay Shaw: "What will Clay Shaw put on the Auction Block next?"
- "Power Trips: Congressional Staffers Share the Road: Office of E. Clay Shaw. Total cost of 37 office trips: $64,509.60," American RadioWorks.
- "Clay Shaw's Alternative," Washington Post, March 20, 2005.
- "Rep. Clay Shaw: Tom DeLay's Newest Crony of the Week. Shaw takes tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash from DeLay; puts national party and DeLay ahead of his Florida constituents," Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, April 29, 2005.
- Steve Clemons, "Cheney 'Out and About' Can be a Real Bitch: Voters Should Blame Clay Shaw and Peter Roskam," The Washington Note, March 6, 2006.
- Beth Reinhard and Lesley Clark, "Shaw no shoo-in this time around. Congressman Clay Shaw is banking on his 25-year record to fend off a strong challenge from Democratic state Sen. Ron Klein of Boca Raton," RonKlein2006.com, April 29, 2006.
- "Rep. Clay Shaw Tries to Outrun GOP Woes," NewsMax, May 8, 2006.
- John Kerry, "Big Oil, Clay, Dave and Brian," Common Ground Common Sense Forum, May 17, 2006.
- Greg Pollowitz, "Karl Rove in Florida," Sixers/National Review Online Blogs, June 3, 2006.
- "12 things about Clay Shaw," U.S. News & World Report, June 6, 2006.
- Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, "Rep. Shaw Faces Unusually Hostile Democrats in South Florida," Fox News, June 19, 2006.
- John Johnston, "DNC scours Shaw on Iraq," Boca Raton News, June 29, 2006.
- Aaron Blake, "DHS allocations draw ire even among some winners," The Hill, June 29, 2006.
- John Johnston, "Klein, Shaw oil drilling clash continues" and "Klein: Burger too expensive; Shaw: Where’s the beef?" Boca Raton News, June 30, 2006.
- Cory Reiss, "Drilling Debate Shakes Unity," The Ledger (FL), July 1, 2006.
- "Key Florida House Seat Up For Grabs," The Ostroy Report Blogspot, July 4, 2006.
- William March, "Fight Is On For Legacy Seat," Tampa Tribune, July 4, 2006.
- Michael Abramowitz, "GOP Candidates Claim Degrees Of Separation From President," Washington Post, September 5, 2006.
Local blogs and discussion sites
District Office - Fort Lauderdale:
1512 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
District Office - West Palm Beach:
222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 225
West Palm Beach, FL 33401