Sheriff Shoar endorses Johns for Congressional District 6


St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar recently endorsed St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns in his run for Congress serving Florida’s 6th Congressional district.

In his statement endorsing Johns, Shoar said, “Jimmy Johns has a track record of supporting our public safety officers. He has done so on the St. Johns County Commission and will do so in Washington.

“We need someone that understands what it takes to keep our country safe, not only at home but at our border,” added the sheriff.

Shoar first joined the St. Augustine Police Department in 1981 and eventually rose to the rank of chief of police. He was elected as St. Johns County sheriff in 2004 and has been subsequently re-elected twice running unopposed. Shoar was a 25-year veteran of the Florida National Guard retiring with the rank of major.

Responding to Shoar’s endorsement, Johns said, “It is always humbling when such a highly respected law enforcement officer steps up to endorse. He has been on the front lines and knows what it takes to keep us safe. I will rely on him and the public safety communities to make sure that the laws passed in Washington protect citizens against murderous foreign gangs and solving the nation’s opioid crisis. We need to listen to those tasked with protecting us for solutions to these issues.”