PICTORIAL: Brevard Republican Picnic Pumps Up Voters

By  //  July 15, 2012

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DECISION 2012

A STRAW POLL was conducted by the Brevard Supervisor of Elections during the 2012 Bi-Annual Brevard Republican Picnic. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – More than 1,000 people turned out to the 2012 Bi-Annual Brevard Republican Picnic July 14 held at  the Wickham Park Pavilion at Brevard Community College in Melbourne.

ROUSING SPEECH: Dr. Dave Weldon's appeal for smaller government made a lot of sense to the audience of about 1,000 people that turned out for the 2012 Bi-Annual Brevard Republican Picnic, held July 14 at the Wickham Park Pavilion at Brevard Community College in Melbourne. Weldon is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Bill Nelson. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The large and enthusiastic crowd included many of the Republican candidates running in the primary elections on August 14 which allowed voters to meet and talk with candidates at the local, state and federal level – as well as members of local Republican clubs and other like-minded organizations.

Straw Poll, Candidate Speeches Energizes Republicans

Each candidate addressed the crowd and their messages all had a common theme of less government with more accountabilty.  A straw poll was conducted by the Brevard Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott, and the results are below.

PORT CANAVERAL Commission candidate Hank Evans addresses the audience at the 2012 Bi-Annual Brevard Republican Picnic, held July 14 at the Wickham Park Pavilion at Brevard Community College in Melbourne. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image).

Brevard Republican Executive Committee Hosts Event

The event was hosted by the Brevard Republican Executive Committee and organized by the Brevard Republican Council of Clubs.

“Brevard is a Republican county, and the fact is most of our races are decided in the primaries, not the general election,” said 2012 picnic chair Matt Nye.

“This is one of the most important election cycles in the history of our country,” Nye said. “Our goal is to turn out as many Republican voters as possible to ensure they are as well informed as possible before the primaries.”

BREVARD COUNTY Sheriff candidate Wayne Ivey, right, visits with a contingent of Helen Voltz supporters during the 2012 Bi-Annual Brevard Republican Picnic. Voltz is running for the Brevard County Commission District 3. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The Brevard Republican Executive Committee  is the governing arm of the Republican Party in Brevard County. It is composed of men and women who represent the various precincts in the county.

Some of the goals and objectives of the BREC are to promote an informed electorate through political education; increase Republican voter registration; seek qualified candidates for local, county, state, and federal offices; and promote the election of all Republican candidates in the general elections.

The Brevard Council of Clubs is composed of the chairs and appointed representatives of the various Republican Clubs in Brevard County.

For more information about the BREC log on to BrevardRepublicans.org

STRAW POLL RESULTS

BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF 
• Wayne Ivey 456
• Todd Maddox 383

BREVARD COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
• Dana Blickley 488
• Jason Steele 204

BREVARD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT 
• Scott Ellis – 609
• Mitch Needelman – 165

BREVARD COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 3 
• Trudie J. Infantini – 296
• Jason B Mahaney – 171
• Helen Voltz – 248

CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY DISTRICT 2 
• John “Hank” Evans – 311
• Joe D. Matheny-  234

CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY DISTRICT 4 
• Bruce Deardoff – 313
• Chuck Sheridan – 240

BREVARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 3 
• Amy Kneessy – 371
• Dean Paterakis – 256

BREVARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 4
• Karen Henderson – 311
• Keri Lewis – 268

FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE SEAT 53 
• Tres Holton – 222
• John Tobia – 201
• Laureen Trent – 169

PUBLIC DEFENDER
• Ken Rhoden – 309
• Blaise Trettis – 419

REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEEMAN 
• Clyde Thodey – 92
• Frank Zilaitis – 172
• Stephen Curtis – 74
• Mike Thomas – 169
• Chuck Sheridan – 90

REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEEWOMAN 
• Carlyle “Carlie” Rogers – 322
• Regina A. Weiler – 224
• Lea Anne Anderson-Savage – 82

CIRCUIT JUDGE 18
• Matthew Aungst – 147
• Jim Earp – 481

BREVARD COUNTY COURT JUDGE, GROUP 5 
• Curt Jacobus – 309
• Steve Koons – 212
• Sam Edwards – 104

BREVARD COUNTY COURT JUDGE, GROUP 5 
• Judy Atkin – 214
• Sean C. Cutshall – 162
• Morris Richardson –  204


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