Tyler Sirois Qualifies by Petition For State House, Receives Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s Endorsement
By Space Coast Daily // June 23, 2018
Sheriff Ivey praises commitment to law enforcement
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced his endorsement Friday of Republican Tyler Sirois for the District 51 seat in the Florida House of Representatives. Sirois qualified for the ballot by collecting the required 1,160 signed petitions from registered voters in his district.
Sirois is the only Republican to meet this requirement.
“I am grateful to the voters who invited me onto their doorsteps to hear their concerns about issues ranging from the economy and mental health to the Indian River Lagoon,” Sirois said about the process of gathering petitions. “This process will make me a more focused legislator.”
Sirois, a lifelong resident of Brevard County, is married to Katy Sirois and together they have two children: Emma Kate, 4, and Jack, 1. He is the Executive Director of the Office of the State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit.
“Tyler Sirois is a friend to law enforcement and strong supporter of public safety,” said Sheriff Ivey in his endorsement.
“As Executive Director of the State Attorney’s Office, Tyler has demonstrated his leadership abilities and fiscal conservatism. As president of the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard, Tyler is committed to supporting mental health services and programs vital to the health and safety of Florida families and businesses.
“I am confident that as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, Tyler will be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and tough on crime. For all of these reasons, Tyler Sirois has earned my endorsement as our next state representative.”
In addition to Sheriff Ivey, the Business Voice Political Committee, a group of Brevard County employers, endorsed Sirois earlier this week. In a letter, they praised Sirois for displaying “common sense leadership.”
“Sheriff Ivey and I agree that engaging young people in the workforce is critical to reducing our crime rate,” said Sirois.
“As a legislator, I will focus on returning vocational and technical training to our public schools. We need to get young people prepared to participate in the workforce.”
District 51 in the Florida House of Representatives includes Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island and
Rockledge. The seat is currently held by Representative Tom Goodson who is term-out.
Other candidates in this race include Republicans Thomas O’Neill and Henry Parrish and Democrat Mike Blake.
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