Ivey, Parker Endorse Anderson For Florida State House
By Space Coast Daily // April 14, 2015
Law Enforcement Leaders Cite Anderson’s Record on Public Safety and Commitment to Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Andy Anderson for State House campaign announced on Tuesday the endorsement of two Brevard Law Enforcement leaders – Sheriff Wayne Ivey and former Sheriff Jack Parker.
Anderson has been serving on the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners since 2008.
Prior to becoming a county commissioner, Anderson, an Army veteran, served as a city council member and deputy mayor for the City of Palm Bay.
He also has over 15 years of executive managerial experience in the private sector, overseeing project management, business administration and operations.
Upon endorsing Anderson, Sheriff Ivey said, “Andy Anderson’s commitment to our men and women in law enforcement is second to none.
“I know Commissioner Anderson’s record of service deserves our support because I’ve witnessed it first hand. In Tallahassee, law enforcement, and all first responders, will have no better friend than Andy Anderson and I am proud to endorse him.”
Former Sheriff Parker went on to say of Anderson, “Men and women who, each day, risk their lives to serve and protect the citizens of Brevard County, need someone in Tallahassee who knows their concerns and struggles at the local level.
“For that reason, I can think of no one better than Commissioner Andy Anderson to do just that. Commissioner Anderson understands the daily needs and dangers of law enforcement and I urge all my former colleagues and deputies to support him as well.”
After receiving their endorsements, Anderson said, “It is an incredible honor to be endorsed by two dedicated and selfless public servants like Sheriff Ivey and Sheriff Parker.
“What is even more an honor is their faith they place in me to represent and support our men and women who put on the shield everyday to serve and protect me, my family, and yours. I’m honored by their support, humbled by their faith, and excited to serve with the support of my fellow citizens.”
During his five years as Commissioner, Anderson has taken on numerous charitable causes.
He founded and coordinated the Coats For Kids drive in 2010, collecting over 2500 coats for needy Brevard County school children. He also chaired the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Brevard Great Strides walk, helping raise approximately $31,000 for research and education of the disease.
He was Chairman for the Riverside District of the Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council. Anderson also shaved his head in solidarity with children fighting cancer for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and raised over $6,000 for the cause.
For these efforts, he was named Humanitarian of the Year for 2010-11 by the South Brevard Sharing Center and the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program’s 2013 Community Advocate of the Year for the 18th Judicial Circuit.
Anderson and his wife, Sybrina, have three sons.