Shelby is an engineer, researcher, and community advocate running to change the hands of power in Tallahassee. For too long, the people’s needs have gone unmet, causing one of our zip codes to be known as “the poorest in the state.”
Shelby moved to Tallahassee in 2014 to study chemical engineering at Florida State University. Since her arrival, Shelby has dedicated herself to creating a sustainable, equitable, and safe Tallahassee by serving as a Soil and Water Supervisor, a Friend of the Providence Neighborhood, and former staff of Leon County’s Office of Sustainability. During the pandemic, Shelby aggressively advocated for the extension of the utility moratorium and an equitable distribution of funds provided by the American Rescue Plan to prevent utility disconnections and displacement.
Shelby will bring forth people-centered and data-driven policy solutions that alleviate the hardships of poverty, democratize access to clean energy, and reform the housing market to increase the availability of affordable housing.
Shelby has the experience, skills, and drive to deliver bright and bold solutions for the people of Tallahassee. In the face of extreme uncertainty, now is the time to provide equitable solutions to address climate change, to reform systems that perpetuate racial and social inequities, and to move Tallahassee forward for all residents.
Shelby lives in Lafayette Park with her husband, Benji.