Sunny Hills resident Karen Schoen has officially announced her candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives District 5 seat, which will soon be vacated by state Rep. Marti Coley due to reaching her term limit.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Schoen spent 23 years as an educator in the Brooklyn area. She received her own education through the State University of New York system (SUNY), earning her Bachelors of Science in Education from the SUNY - Oswego and her Masters of Liberal Studies from SUNY - Stony Brook.
Schoen moved to Washington County in 2007 and says she's running for the Dist. 5 seat to "help educate and protect the people of the 5th District from failed policies, both proposed and in place."
"I'm a teacher, and you never stop being a teacher," said Schoen. "When I realized people did not understand the liberty, freedom, and rights granted by our Constitution, I started a consulting business and have been traveling around the country giving seminars. I believe once people understand the truth and their rights, they will act appropriately. Education in the truth is the answer to our success."
The 5th District is comprised of Washington, Walton, Holmes, and Jackson counties and a portion of Bay County.