Known by many as the Bear Warrior, Katrina Shadix has been a fierce defender of Seminole County's wildlife and environment for years. She has also been deeply involved in the Save Rural Seminole County initiatives. Shadix is extremely well-informed about Florida's environment and offers a point of view that is too often ignored and dismissed in county government.
Kristine Kraus has volunteered in public schools for decades and has a strong grasp of the challenges and opportunities they face. She will advocate for teacher and staff pay, student vocational training, and stronger charter school oversight. In addition, Kraus has unusual insight into school safety due to surviving a school shooting when she was a young girl.