Olivia Ellison, age 25, is an executive for her family's international hotel chain. Moreover, she is a graduate of NYU with a business degree. Olivia's older sister, celebrity heiress Sarah Ellison, has tended to steal the spotlight for her party escapades, leaving the more bookish Olivia a virtual unknown up to now.
Olivia's platform revolves around proposals to secure federal funding to at last redevelop the remaining ruins of Old Detroit, which she maintains will create benefits to commerce, employment, public safety, and the environment. She has also linked her 'community action plan' of encouraging neighbourhood watches to her pro-superhero stance. Her policy strengths are JUSTICE, ECONOMY, and SOCIAL. She is weak on GOVERNMENT, having no prior experience working in any level of it.
Carl Michaels is a 35 year old lawyer and academic who has written several books, including the NY Times bestseller, Sunset of the Human Race: The Meta-human Apocalypse, and How to Prevent It. He is most often dismissed as an alarmist with ties to the Institute for Human Advancement.
Playing to his JUSTICE agenda, he led a well-attended rally, supported by the I.H.A., in the aftermath of a superhero battle near a high school. Michaels suggesting meta-humans and costumed crime fighters are too dangerous, and that new laws are needed to clamp down on them.