Reaction to the death of former Congressman Clay Shaw.
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel - We have lost a great statesman for South Florida. I will always fondly remember Clay Shaw from my time as Mayor of West Palm Beach, as someone who you could work with in a bipartisan manner and as a true gentleman. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart - For over 30 years, Clay Shaw dedicated his life to public service. He was an honorable man who believed in the power of servant leadership and helping others. Clay was a true family man and his relationship with his wife, Emilie, was inspirational. His service as the dean of Florida’s Congressional delegation went beyond that – he was a mentor and friend to all. My wife Tia and I send our thoughts and prayers to Emilie, his children, and his grandchildren. He will always be remembered as a class act who loved his country.
Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam - Florida lost a great advocate and public servant when Clay Shaw was called home last night. I had an opportunity to work on a number of issues with Clay, but his greatest love was always his family. Mdelissa and I send our prayers to Emilie and the Shaw family.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) - He was a principled Chairman, a sharp legislative mind and passionate about expanding opportunities for American families. Clay Shaw will be deeply missed by all of us at the Ways and Means Committee. He was one of the finest individuals I have known as well as one of the Committee's best leaders.Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush - My prayers are with Emilie & the Shaw family. Clay’s dedication to the state of Florida & our great nation was an example to many.
Sen. Marco Rubio - For over a quarter century, Clay Shaw epitomized everything a public servant should be and made South Floridians proud. I was always impressed by Clay’s work on the causes he was most passionate about. Clay’s impact on America will forever be felt through the important reforms he championed on welfare reform, Social Security reform and Everglades restoration.
Former Sen. George LeMieux - Clay Shaw spent a long career in Congress trying to accomplish, without partisanship or rancor, what was best for the people in his congressional district.