Clay Shaw

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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.

Congressional career

Iraq War

Shaw voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

2006 elections

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) [1] Klein defeated Shaw 51% to 47%. [2]

Meet the Cash Constituents

Links to more campaign contribution information for Clay Shaw
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals


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.[3]

Committees and Affiliations

Committees in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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

Wikipedia also has an article on Clay Shaw. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

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