Kristine Kraus, a mother of four and school volunteer, announced Monday that she had thrown her name into the hat for the District 1 seat on the Seminole County School Board.
“I am running for Seminole School Board because our children urgently need leadership,” Kraus said. “Our neighbors and fellow volunteers know I show up. I am present in the community, listening to teachers, parents, and neighbors and one of the first to volunteer. It would be an honor to serve our residents by providing active, attentive leadership for our school system.”
Krause, a 27-year resident of Seminole County, also announced a campaign kidckoff event for March 26 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Habaneros Mexican Grill in Oviedo.
The candidate said she understands the fears of parents and students about school safety, taking a stance against legislation that would allow some school personnel to carry weapons on school campuses.
“The answer is not more guns in schools,” says Kraus. “We need a comprehensive approach to school safety.”
Krause added that each of her children attended Seminole County Public Schools and were active in in their student governments and leadership, as well as Scouting, sports and volunteering.
Her volunteer work in the school system includes event planning, teacher appreciation, yearbook, field trips, as service as a School Advisory Chair, and on the High School Rezoning committee and District Governor’s Junior All Star committee.
Krause is one of six candidates vying for the seat alongside Fanny Benites, Bill Collester, Joseph Down, Cade Resnick and Alan Youngblood.
District 1 is currently represented by Jeff Bauer.