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Diana and her husband, Mark, moved to Bradenton in 1999 where they raised their two children, Kyle and Devin. Diana enjoys spending time with family, traveling, trail running and yoga.

She loves being outdoors anywhere in Manatee County, but especially at our beautiful beaches and in our public parks and conservation lands such as DeSoto National Park, Emerson Point and Bradenton's Riverwalk Park. 


Diana is also an avid supporter of the performing arts and you can spot her performing in local productions at Anna Maria Island Players and Manatee Performing Arts Center. 

"I love being in Manatee County where I can live, work and play in the sunshine and surrounded by amazing beauty." - Diana Shoemaker


Celebrating daughter Devin's wedding
With husband, Mark, at Hunsader Farms
On stage  at Manatee Performing Arts Center
“I will lead our community with integrity, open dialogue, and attention to
critical local issues with the goal to create fair and balanced policy.” 
Diana Shoemaker
  • Elders Action Network, Executive Director

  • Habitat for Humanity Manatee, President & CEO (2009-2021)

  • Family Promise of Manatee County, Director (2007-2009)

  • Manatee County Affordable Housing Task Force, Chair (2016-2017)

  • City of Bradenton Housing Advisory Committee, former member

  • Bradenton Kiwanis, former member

  • Leadership Manatee, Graduate Class of 2012-2013

  • Executive Leadership Academy - Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, Graduate Class of 2017

Diana's passion to serve her community is manifested through her 25 years experience and commitment to service organizations:


Presenting at TEDxBradenton

Diana Shoemaker for Manatee County Commission

Diana speaking at Manatee Connects

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