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  Sheldon, George H.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameGeorge H. Sheldon
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Tampa, Florida , United States
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Born 00, 1947
Died Still Living (68 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Aug 30, 2014 10:52am
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InfoEx-State Rep., Deputy Attorney General & '00 Education Comnr Nominee

Born in 1947 in Wildwood, New Jersey, George Sheldon received both his B.A. and J.D. from Florida State University. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1979 and holds the second highest rating as an attorney from Martindale-Hubbell.

George Sheldon has over 25 years of comprehensive experience working with national, state, and local governments. George began his career in 1967 with the Florida Department of State and then became the aide of Senator Reubin O.D. Askew. When Senator Askew was elected Governor, George helped to organize the new administration by running the transition office. He served as assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services while attending law school. In the early 1970s, he established in Tampa what has become one of the model drug abuse prevention and treatment programs in the state, and as Executive Director in 1971, George increased by over 400% the services provided by the Hillsborough Association for Retarded Citizens, managing a staff of close to one hundred.

In 1975, George was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and built an eight-year record focusing on the environment and children. In 1982, George became the Democratic nominee in the 9th Congressional District of Florida, winning a four-way primary without a run-off. He lost the general election by two points - 49% to 51% in a district with Democratic performance of only 42%.

In 1983, he joined the law firm of Levine, Freedman, Hirsch and Levinson in Tampa and established a consulting firm in 1987 of Sheldon, Cusick and Associates. He effectively lobbied for initial funding for computers in the classroom and for increased funding in following years.

In 2000 after making a late entry into the race, George won the Democratic nomination for Commissioner of Education before losing in the general election.



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Sep 30, 2013 06:00pm News George Sheldon to leave HHS to return to Florida  Article Qbanito 

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  11/04/2014 FL Attorney General Lost 42.01% (-13.08%)
  08/26/2014 FL Attorney General - D Primary Won 60.66% (+21.32%)
  06/17/2011 Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/10/2002 FL Attorney General - D Primary Lost 22.12% (-15.03%)
  11/07/2000 FL Education Commissioner - Special Lost 44.44% (-9.28%)
  11/02/1982 FL District 09 Lost 48.84% (-2.32%)
  11/04/1980 FL State House 069 Won 70.20% (+40.39%)
  11/07/1978 FL State House 069 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL US Senate - Nov 02, 2010 D Charlie Crist
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 31, 2004 D Betty Castor