ALEXANDRA COE, Libertarian
BIRTHPLACE: Centerville, Ill.
FAMILY: recently divorced; two sons: Morgen, 19, and Ryan, 17
EDUCATION: Master’s in cultural sustainability, Goucher College Graduate Student; Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and botany, New College Honors College of Florida; Elyria Catholic High School (Ohio) —top science student of my graduating class
PROFESSIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 1996-2001, The Art of Being, woman self-esteem and beauty workshops and summer camp programs for girls; 2000-2004, attended New College; 2006 – present, Gentle Storm Productions; 2009 – present, Livable Planet Consulting
FUN FACT: I raise chickens, goats and turkeys in the middle of Sarasota.
Why do you want to be elected to the Charter Review Board?
To help the people of Sarasota truly have a democratic process through the updating and review of our current charter and by educating people about the charter and the power it gives them to determine how they want to be governed.
How would you describe the role and responsibilities of the Charter Review Board?
To ensure the charter is reflective of the needs and desires of the people and not special interests of people who seek to profit by making changes to the charter that are not in the interest of the people.
What is your position on whether the board should consist of elected or appointed members? Why elected? Or, why appointed?
Always remain elected.
What criticisms, if any, do you have of the previous board, and for what changes will you advocate if you are elected?
No criticisms specifically, I have just heard rumors that motivated me to run for this office in an attempt to preserve the intention of the charter and ensure it serves the people of Sarasota.
What makes you a better candidate for the Charter Review Board than your opponent?
My opponent is not interested in being an activist for the people of Sarasota. She is more interested in keeping the charter as it is. I think many items in the charter are outdated and do not serve the sustainable future of our county and its people.
What is your vision for the Charter Review Board?
That in the next election, people really know what the Charter Review Board does and how important it is to the quality of the life we all share and envision for Sarasota County.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Chamber Golf Tournament
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce met Friday, May 24, at the Longboat Key Club, for the 25th annual Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Members played a round of golf before heading into the clubhouse for a luncheon and awards.
Redeveloped property at Fruitville and 301 sells
Wayne Ruben sold the property at Fruitville Road and U.S. 301 that leases to Bank of America and is in the process of closing on the adjacent property Staples leases.
May 24: Daily Headlines Video
Today's Stories: Sarasota crime drops more than sixteen percent in 2012; Sarasota waterfront home sells for $4 million; Patron Saints: Dennis and Grace McGillicuddy; Popcorn Bob’s Movie Magic
2013 FCAT scores released
The Florida Department of Education has released the results of the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
25 Free Summer Olympics for the kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25 New Healing Tarot Two-Day Workshop with Edith Cheitman
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25 Shabbat Shmooze - Dr. William Fogel
12:30 pm - 6:00 am
25 Special Sacred WESAK Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Event
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm