Amy Lockhart has filed papers to run for Seminole County Commission District 4. Lockhart, who currently serves as the Chair for the Seminole County School Board will be running to replace incumbent Carlton Henley who is not seeking reelection.
“I am excited to run for the Seminole County Commission, and look forward to bringing my passion for our citizens to the Board.” said Lockhart in her statement “I love advocating on behalf of our citizens everyday as the Chairman of the Seminole County School Board, and will maintain my commitment to being action oriented and accessible as a Seminole County Commissioner.”
Lockhart was first elected to the school board in 2012, then reelected without opposition in 2016. Her family has been in Seminole County for over 20 years, and her Daughter, Karis, is a UCF Knight who was recently elected as the State Chair for the Florida Federation of College Republicans.
She joins Longwood Mayor Joe Durso in what is expected to be a competitive race with both candidates holding close ties to the community.
“When I look at our future through the eyes of our kids, I want them to see Seminole County as a place they can be proud to call home and look forward to raising their own families.” continues Lockhart “As a county, we have many opportunities to work together to implement efficient use of taxpayer dollars while continuing to build strong relationships between our County, City, School Board, and College partners. Working together, we can ensure that Seminole County’s future is secure with high-paying jobs and a well educated and highly trained workforce.”