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She is chair of the local chapter for the Republican Liberty Caucus and a member of the Republican Executive Committee. She is the vice chair for the Suncoast Commission on the Status of Women. Alexandra was also recently appointed to the Sarasota County Historic Preservation Advisory Board.

Running for office is a natural progression for Alexandra Coe's 20 years working with many organizations in the Sarasota community. Alexandra's community involvement includes mentoring youth, participating in county civic focus groups, working with many not-for-profits, helping veterans, and being a community advocate for good development.

Many know her as the former executive director of The Art of Being a Woman, nutrition-based personal development company. Alexandra mentored hundreds of young women from 1996-2007, forming partnerships with US Girl Scouts, Girls, Inc, Just for girls, and conducting workshops through Sarasota County Parks and Recreation to bring self-esteem training to neighborhoods.

Alexandra Coe has a passion for solving local problems with innovation and action. She started a charter school in 2010 to address preserving Florida's pioneer heritage with an agriculture centered campus. She researched and documented Sarasota's cattle ranching community to understand the impacts growth and development were having on the rural landscape of east county and the future of traditional cow-calf agriculture in Sarasota County. She looked at cattle ranching as a public land management strategy through her study on cattle ranching and environmental stewardship.

Working with international NGOs through her 10 year consultancy at the United Nations, she has guided international policy on women’s rights including access to land, rights to technology and education. She has lobbied in congress for the Youth Promise Act. She was a three year board member of Control Growth Now where she served as rural advisor. During that tenure, she learned first hand that current development policy does not work. Her consulting work focuses mainly on food system development, sustainable agriculture, ethnobotany and human well-being. She has extensive knowledge of Southwest Florida’s environmental system, and extensive local historical understanding of land use.

Alexandra Coe is a graduate of New College of Florida with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in botany and anthropology.  Alexandra is also a graduate of Goucher College with a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management and Cultural Sustainability. Her masters thesis was on Sarasota rural development and the economic importance of Sarasota's environmental systems

Alexandra's work as an applied anthropologist is quite diverse. In 2006 she lauched GentleStorm Productions, a cause marketing, branding, video and consulting enterprise. Always an entrepreneur, she is the corporate botanist for REVO, a botanical pain relief balm that she helped to develop and brand. Her marketing company Crinum Marketing, named after the scientific name of her favorite flower, currently manages the social media and marketing for health and medical products.  

Alexandra operates a small farm and coop, @swampcastlefarm where she mentors backyard chicken keepers and keeps 25 families supplied with farm fresh eggs. Just last month she launched a youtube channel featuring videos from her “So, you think you want to raise chickens” workshops.  Alexandra is also a professional talent and member of the Screen Actor Guild since 1987.

Alexandra grew up in Ohio and moved to Florida in 1984. Alexandra moved to Sarasota in 1995 to raise her family. She is an avid outdoors women and enjoys hiking vacations with her two grown sons. 


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