About Amy

The Lockhart Family

Amy Lockhart is a wife, mom, community leader, and lifelong conservative.

Currently the chairman of the Seminole County School Board, Amy is a strong proponent of choice and excellence in public education.

As chairman of the School Board, Amy has successfully fought to reduce standardized testing in schools and restore more local control. Dubbed a “Recess Hero” by advocates around the state, Amy led the cause of “free play” recess periods for all elementary school students in Seminole County. She is also passionate about ensuring students have a balanced educational experience that includes real-world internships, technical education, and workforce programs that will ensure students graduate ready to enter college or the workforce.

Appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Seminole State College District Board of Trustees in March of 2014, Amy provides a valuable relational link for the two top-rated educational entities in Seminole County. She promotes improved efficiencies for both organizations by sharing relevant best practices.

Now running for Seminole County Commission, Amy will continue to fight for our citizens. Amy’s number one priority will be public safety, and she is committed to keeping taxes low, maintaining excellence in our schools, and ensuring Seminole remains the best place in Florida to start a business, work, and raise a family.

With a broad base of experiences, Amy has a background in marketing and sales and operated her own consulting business prior to working for the citizens of Seminole County as a member of the Board of County Commissioners’ staff. Her work with local government, knowledge of the public sector’s budget process, and solid working relationships with many different community groups, has equipped her with a unique perspective and passion for serving our community.

A native Floridian, Amy has called Central Florida home since 1996.  She and her husband, Tim, have been married for 23 years and live in Sanford with their 2 awesome kids: Karis (Seminole High School c/o ‘14) and Jake (Lake Mary High School c/o ’19), both of whom attended Idyllwilde Elementary and Sanford Middle Schools. In her “spare time”, Amy enjoys tending her kitchen garden, cooking, and researching genealogy. The Lockhart family attends St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Amy's current (and past) involvement in Seminole County includes:

 Chairman, Seminole County School Board (2016 – present)

 Board Member, Seminole County School Board (Elected in 2012)

 Seminole State College District Board of Trustees (appointed in 2014 by Governor Rick Scott)

 Seminole State College Foundation Board Member

 Seminole County Public School’s Foundation Board Member

 Vice Chairman, Seminole County Value Adjustment Board

 Central Florida Commission on Homelessness - Family Committee

 Founding Member, Florida Coalition of School Board Members

 Member, Seminole County Republican Executive Committee

 Member, Republican Women's Club of Seminole Federated

 Associate Member, Suburban Republican Women's Club Federated

 Seminole County Public School Dividend (11 years)

 School Advisory Council, Idyllwilde Elementary (7 years, 3 years as Chairman)

 School Advisory Council, Sanford Middle (3 years)

 School Board Member Appointee, Bus Radio Oversight Committee

 Young Life of Seminole County, Committee Member

 Chairman, River Oaks Church Women’s Ministry

 Director, River Oaks Church Children’s Ministry

 Vestry Member, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

 St. Peter’s Pre-School Advisory Committee

 2008 “Leadership” Award, Safe House of Seminole

 2013 "Brave Lass", Scottish American Society of Central Florida

 Central Florida Zoological Society, Board Member

 Board member, J Douglas Williams YMCA

 First Vice President, Lake Mary Woman’s Club

 Education Chair, Lake Mary Woman’s Club

 Centennial Forum Columnist, Sanford Herald

 Member, C.L.E.O. (Community Leaders and Elected Officials)

 Member, Sallie Harrison Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution