Shelley Vana is the Democrat candidate for the Florida House of Representatives from District 85 in Palm Beach County. She has never run for elective office before but she is no political newcomer. As the longtime president of the Palm Beach County teachers’ union, she has taken on a number of political issues, thereby creating a political record that her Republican opponent, Andy Edwards is using against her in his bid to win the seat being vacated by the term-limited Lois Frankel.