“As a life-long advocate for children, families, local education, and conservative values, I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives.”
By Jacob Engels
Ed Shoemaker, a local small businessman and mental health practitioner, and state committeeman for the Polk County Republican Party, jumps in the race to keep Florida’s 15th Congressional District in GOP hands. Ed is a life-long defender of conservative values and has been a staunch defender of veterans memorials, particularly the one in Munn Park.
Mr. Shoemaker also carries a Masters degree and a PhD. Shoemaker and his wife Tonya, a teacher at the Medulla Elementary School in Polk County, have been married for 30 years, have three adopted children, and eight grandchildren.
As an avid Trump supporter, having voted for him in the primaries and in the general, he not only wants to help keep the district in Republican hands but also wants to help President Trump pass his America-First conservative agenda.
In a statement, Shoemaker said, “I want to thank Representative Dennis Ross for his service to the community during his tenure as our representative and to the nation as a member of Congress. I wish Dennis and his wife Cindy the best wishes for the next road in their journey.”
He continued, “As a life-long advocate for children, families, local education, and conservative values, I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives. We have a great team already assembled and I will use my connections, experiences, and values to build the grassroots army and fundraising apparatus we need to keep this seat in Republican hands.”
Ed Shoemaker is a state committeeman for Polk County, a candidate for Congress in Florida’s 15th District, an America-first constitutional conservative, and a small business owner.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.