YOUR OPINION: Veterans, Sheriff Endorse Kristine Isnardi For County Commission District 5
By Vic Luebker, First Sergeant Retired // August 15, 2016
A very distinguished and growing coalition of combat decorated veterans and local law enforcement officials have joined to endorse Kristine Isnardi for Brevard County Commissioner District 5.
The growing list includes Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the Palm Bay Fraternal Order of Police. Also endorsing Isnardi are decorated veterans including a local hero and a U.S. Marine awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded while serving with honor and distinction in Afghanistan – Cpl. Abraham Krysak.
With the primary just a few weeks away it’s clear our community law enforcement leaders and military heroes are looking for a leader that is humble yet action oriented and has the experience and temperament day one to tackle the challenges the community faces.
As a growing group they are turning to Kristine Isnardi with their support.
Isnardi comes from a military family and is one of the most visible veterans advocates in Brevard County. She has been instrumental to the success of the “Homes for Warriors” program through her leadership at the Space Coast Paratroopers Association.
As a hospice nurse, her compassion is clear. As a city council member she has fought for budget controls that protect the taxpayers of Palm Bay.
As a 22-year retired first sergeant with multiple combat tours, I know honor and sacrifice when I see it. I admire selfless service to our community and respect action over words in my leaders.
For those reasons I’m joining with these heroes and leaders below to give my first ever political endorsement at the county level for Kristine Isnardi.
“I’m proud to endorse and support Kristine in this race,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“She is a dedicated public servant and deeply committed to this great community. Kristine has the judgement, experience and leadership we need in this community and will do a fantastic job as our next county commissioner.”
– Wayne Ivey, Sheriff Brevard County
“The Palm Bay Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 111 is honored to inform you of our endorsement. We evaluated many factors in our decision and decided that your energy and knowledge will best serve the citizens of Brevard County going forward.”
– Palm Bay, Fraternal Order of Police
“Every time I see Kristine, she is working to improve the well-being of the people around her. She will roll up her sleeves and get things done for the community. Kristine is a selfless servant and leads from the front.”
– Eric Davidson, U.S. Army Retired (Purple Heart)
“If I had one vote to cast it would be for Kristine Isnardi. She is vet savy and has the proven leadership Brevard County needs!”
– Col. John Murphy, US Army/Veterans Court Judge
“I’ve personally worked along side of Kristine Isnardi as she devoted countless hours for local veterans. The time and dedication she has put forth to our veteran community is unmatched to any one I know. She will be a great commissioner.”
– Abraham Kyrsak, U.S. Marine (Purple Heart)
“Kristine is a special kind of leader. She is honest, caring, hard working and devoted to our veterans and community. She possesses the qualities we need at the county level and you just don’t find in public servants anymore.”
– Paul Alfrey, U.S. Coast Gaurd/Melbourne Police Department
“I’ve seen Kristine in government action for going on five years now. Unlike too many local so-called conservatives who will say the right things to get elected only to fail us once in office, she is the real deal.”
– Col. Gregg Billman, U.S. Air Force