Infantini and Nelson Win Commission Seats, McLouth and Parker Win in Space Coast Daily Candidate Straw Poll

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RICK SCOTT DEFEATS BILL NELSON FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT IN SPACE COAST DAILY STRAW POLL

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presented the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment are candidates for the Brevard County Commission District 4, including Trudi Infantini and Matthew Fleming.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Gov. Rick Scott scored a 2.1 percent victory over incumbent Senator Bill Nelson in Space Coast Daily’s Campaign Kickoff Straw Poll, held in conjunction with Tuesday’s Space Coast Daily Candidate Forum at the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center.

In other straw poll results, Chuck Nelson and Trudi Infantini won in their respective Brevard County Commission Districts, and Mac McLouth won the Canaveral Port Authority District 5 vote.

In the upcoming school board races, Misty Belford, Charles Parker and Andy Ziegler were the winners in this unofficial straw poll.

More than 2,700 votes were cast in this online straw poll which was not scientific, and it should be noted the voters polled in this straw poll were verified as non-duplicate voters.

Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presented the forum in which political candidates from all races affecting Brevard County were invited to participate.

Trudi Infantini won the Brevard County Commission District 4 Space Coast Daily’s Campaign Kickoff Straw Poll.

SEE THE COMPLETE STRAW POLL RESULTS AND VIDEO OF EACH CANDIDATE BELOW

Former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos served as the moderator as the forum attracted more than 150 spectators throughout the day and thousands of viewers on Space Coast Daily’s live stream.

The event was also sponsored by The Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard. The HBCA is a professional, non-profit trade association, dedicated to the attainment of the “American Dream” of quality, affordable homeownership.

This candidate forum, which kicked off the 2018 political campaigning season, provided all registered candidates an unbiased, non-partisan venue that was broadcast live and also available for replay viewing on Space Coast Daily TV at Space Coast Daily.com

The format provided for each candidate to have a two-minute opening statement. The moderator then asked questions, of which each candidate had an opportunity to answer.

Political candidates who participated were required to be registered and qualified with the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections for this election cycle. Following the questions to the candidates from the moderator, each candidate will be allowed to ask any one of their opponents a single question, of which the candidate will have two minutes to answer and then the candidate who asked the question will have one minute for a rebuttal.

The 2018 Primary Election will be held on August 28 and the 2018 General Election will be held on November 6.

Chuck Nelson won the Brevard County Commission District 2 Space Coast Daily’s Campaign Kickoff Straw Poll.

SEE COMPLETE STRAW POLL RESULTS  BELOW:

U.S. Senate
√ Rick Scott REP 51.05%
Bill Nelson DEM 48.95%

Brevard County Commission District 2:
Victoria Mitchner DEM 25.93%
Chuck Nelson REP 38.70%
Jack Smink DEM 35.37%

Brevard County Commission District 4:
Matthew Flemming DEM 23.59%
√ Trudie Infantini REP 41.30%
Curt Smith REP 35.11%

Canaveral Port Authority District 5:
Maurice Boudreau DEM 26.57%
Robyn Hattaway REP 34.69%
√ Malcolm “Mac” McLouth REP 38.74%

County Judge Group 5:
√ Katie Jacobus 53.64%
Rodney Kernan 21.82%
Anthony Mechachonis 24.54%

State Senator District 14:
Dorothy Hukill REP 35.29%
Brandon Maggard DEM 7.56%
√ Melissa Martin DEM 57.15%

District 50:
Pamela Dirschka DEM 35.97%
√ Rene “Coach P” Plasencia REP 53.96%
George Collins 10.07%

District 51:
Michael Blake DEM 28.24%
Shain Allen, Honkonen NPA 2.19%
Thomas Patrick O’Neill REP 8.03%
Henry Parrish REP 24.31%
√ Tyler Sirois REP 37.23%

District 52
√ Thad Altman REP 43.48%
Seeta Durjan Begui DEM 25.36%
Matt Nye REP 31.16%

Barefoot Bay Trustee:
Hurrol HB” Brinker 11.11%
Luann Henderson 19.44%
√ Joseph Klosky 33.34%
Steven Kratunis 13.89%
Randy Loveland 22.22%

School Board District 1:
√ Misty Belford 46.36%
David Meader 36.36%
Shana Moore 17.28%

School Board District 2:
Cheryl McDougall 46.46%
√ Charles Parker 53.54%

School Board District 5:
Katye Campbell 33.60%
Kelly Damerow 20.81%
Dean Paterakis 6.40%
Daniel Wall-DeSouza 4.65%
√ Andy Ziegler 34.54%

WATCH THE CANDIDATES BELOW:

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment are candidates for the Brevard County Commission, District 2, including Victoria Mitchner, Chuck Nelson and Jack Smink.

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment are candidates for the Brevard County Commission, District 4, including Trudi Infantini and Matthew Fleming.

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment is Port Commission Chairman Wayne Justice, who is running for re-election in District 3; and Maurice Boudreau, Robyn Hattaway and Mac McLouth who are candidates for Port Commission, District 5. 

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment is Brevard County Court Judge, Group 5, including Katie Jacobus and Anthony Mechachonis.

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment is Florida State Senate candidate Melissa Martin.

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment is Florida House of Representative District 51 candidates Mike Blake, Thomas O’Neill and Tyler Sirois.

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment is School Board District 2: Cheryl McDougall, Charles Parker and Frank Sullivan.

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment is for State Representative for Brevard County (District 52) Thad Altman (Rep) and Matt Nye (REP).

WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment are candidates for Brevard County School Board District 5 Katye Campbell, Kelly Damerow and Andy Ziegler.


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