Shannon Roberts

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Shannon Roberts
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 8
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Council Member, City of Cape Canaveral
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Master'sKennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Ph.D.University of Southern California
OtherFederal Executive Institute, U.S. Attorney General's Leadership Institute, Leadership Brevard, the Brevard Citizens' Academy, Florida Technology Research Development Authority "Roadmap to Success" Program
Personal
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
Websites
Campaign website
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Shannon Roberts was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Florida. Roberts ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1] She was defeated by Bill Posey on November 6, 2012.[2]

Biography

Roberts was born in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

Education:[3]

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a minor in International Relations
  • Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Master of Public Administration Degree
  • University of Southern California, Doctor of Public Administration Degree with a focus on government and business effectiveness
  • Federal Executive Institute, the U.S. Attorney General's Leadership Institute, Leadership Brevard, the Brevard Citizens' Academy, and the Florida Technology Research Development Authority "Roadmap to Success" Program.

Career

  • Council Member for the City of Cape Canaveral[3]

A summary of Roberts' professional experience include:[3]

  • Director of Study Release with the North Carolina Department of Corrections and Management Consultant with the Governor's Committee on Law and Order
  • Associate Director, External Relations & Business Development, NASA/KSC
  • Ombudsperson for Strategic Change, NASA/KSC
  • Director of Administration (Workforce & Strategic Planning), NASA/KSC
  • Assistant Associate Administrator for Space Flight, NASA, Washington, D.C.
  • Director, Benchmarking and External Relations, NASA, Washington, D.C.
  • Executive Director, President's Council on Management Improvement
  • Director of Quality, Xerox Corporation, President's Executive Exchange Program, Stamford, Connecticut
  • Associate Director, Commercial Space Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Director, Financial Management, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Deputy Director of Management Planning, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Assistant Director, Program Review and Budget, U.S. Department of Justice

She is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, the U.S. Attorney General's Leadership Institute, Leadership Brevard, the Brevard Citizens' Academy, and the Florida Technology Research Development Authority "Roadmap to Success" Program.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Roberts' major issues set forth on her campaign platform:[4]

  • Jobs & The Economy
    • Expand and bring in new businesses and jobs
    • Keep our space program #1 in the World
    • Foster entrepreneurism and support small businesses
    • Be the choice destination for entertainment, space & tourism
  • Research, Technology & Education
    • Lead research and technological innovation
    • Provide world class life science, space and aviation operations, and alternative energy research
    • Provide national and world recognized education
  • The Environment
    • Provide for Florida's leadership in clean energy initiatives
    • Preserve and protect our natural resources
    • Improve water quality and supply
    • Maintain our agricultural lands
  • Transportation
    • Provide new transportation systems
    • Improve the quality and safety of our roads
    • Develop walkable and bikeable communities
  • National Defense & Homeland Security
    • Maintain a strong national defense
    • Enhance our enforcement and security
    • Provide for our Veterans and their families

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Roberts ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 8th District. Roberts sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[5]The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Incumbent Bill Posey was seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. Roberts ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1] She was defeated by Bill Posey on November 6, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Posey Incumbent 58.9% 205,432
     Democratic Shannon Roberts 37.5% 130,870
     Independent Richard Gillmor 3.6% 12,607
Total Votes 348,909
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Roberts' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Roberts lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Roberts's campaign committee raised a total of $709 and spent $628.[7]

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