The Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc., is the state's largest professional association for law enforcement officers. Established in 1972, the PBA advocates for law enforcement officers and their families. PBA specializes in protecting law enforcement officers through legal, legislative and political action.
Shoaf, who serves as the Vice President of St. Joe Gas Company, is a staunch advocate for the law enforcement community, and has expressed his desire to take care of those who protect and serve.
"Florida's law enforcement officers are on the front lines of nearly every challenge we face," Shoaf said. "Whether it's mass violence, the opioid epidemic or illegal immigration, our men and women in blue put their lives on the line every single day to thwart these threats and keep us safe. When I'm in the Florida House, I'll do everything I can to honor them, support them and ensure they have the resources they need to do their job and return home safely to their families."
The Florida Police Benevolent Association joins a long list of endorsements Shoaf has earned in this special election. Among them are: Associated Industries of Florida, NFIB, ABC of North Florida, Florida Realtors, Congressman Matt Gaetz, Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison, Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart, former House Speaker Allan Bense, Wakulla County Commissioner Ralph Thomas and Wakulla Superintendent Bobby Pearce.
Shoaf, a small business owner born and raised in Port St. Joe, has never run for office before. He's a constitutional conservative who vocally supports President Donald Trump's efforts to secure the borders. Shoaf considers himself a champion of the Second Amendment and a defender of life. If elected, Shoaf has promised to provide immediate relief to Northwest Florida families impacted by Hurricane Michael. He also said that he will make bringing jobs to the district a top priority by emphasizing technical training and career education.
He captured the Republican nomination on April 9, defeating his opponents in a monumental landslide -- taking almost 50 percent of the total vote. He will now take on Democrat Ryan Terrell in the June 18 general election.