WATCH: Brevard Clerk of Court Scott Ellis Explains Why Mac McLouth Should be Re-Elected To Port Commission
SCOTT ELLIS: Mac McLouth has 'incredible dedication, knowledge and experience'
WATCH: Scott Ellis, Brevard County Clerk of Courts, talks about the reasons why he is supporting and endorsing Malcolm “Mac” McLouth for the Canaveral Port Authority Commission, District 5. (Paid political advertisement for Mac McLouth, Republican candidate for Canaveral Port Authority District 5)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Mac McLouth, a Republican candidate for the Port Canaveral District 5 seat, has received the endorsement of Brevard County Clerk of the Court Scott Ellis.
“I’m definitely supporting Malcolm “Mac” McLouth,” said Ellis.
“Mac has an engineering background and has spent decades at the port. Mac knows the history of the port and he knows why things have been done and not been done up there. Mac is a very knowledgeable person, is a hard worker and I think that Mac will do a great job if he returns to the port commission.
“Mac’s knowledge is the biggest difference here (between the candidates) and he truly understands the port. The port is a very complex entity and a lot of money comes through. If you don’t know what you are doing, it is easy to make a multi-million dollar mistake.
‘Mac was with the port when it was nothing but Morton Salt so he knows why the different projects are there, and I am just fully confident that he can do the job.
“Back when I was on the county commission, Mac and I looked at various projects and Mac was instrumental in the port taking over Jetty Park, which has been an outstanding partnership… and he stepped up again this year to keep Jetty Park open to the public.
“The biggest difference (between the candidates) is that Mac wants to actually do the job. Mac is not looking to be elected just to be an elected official and he has a sincere interest in the port,” said Ellis.
Below is Ellis’ official endorsement from McLouth’s campaign Facebook page:
“I have known Mac McLouth for more than 30 years, beginning when he was a Port Commissioner and the Republican State Committeeman for Brevard County.
When I ran against Democrat Bill Nelson for Congress over thirty years ago Mr. McLouth, even knowing what a long shot I was, took the time to meet with me and share his perspective on the race. Mac has had an open door with anyone desiring to tap into his extensive knowledge.
Six years later as a County Commissioner, I often talked with Mr. McLouth on areas where the County and Port overlapped. The Port began a fine expansion over time yet did not lose the teeming hometown businesses we have stationed there.
Brevard County operated Jetty Park on Port property, and while we were able to maintain the park, the recession of the early 1990’s left us strapped to do much of any kind of expansion.
The Port stepped up in an interlocal agreement to both expand and operate Jetty Park, a fine partnership excepting the odd recent bump – since mended.
Mr. McLouth looked ahead to the Port’s expanding Cruise industry and how Brevard County would accommodate the many visitors we’d have coming and going for their ships. Not only the ability to handle the cruise traffic, but also the fine expansion of many restaurants available at the Port.
From the one bar and restaurant available when I worked at the Cape for RCA in the mid-1980s the Port opened up its doors to a number of fine diners available for locals who wish to grab a bite and enjoy the view.
Mr. McLouth is an engineer by trade and I believe the type of person we need on the Port Commission. Mac has always been a believer in the Port, he is not running just to be elected to something, he is running to continue the progress the Port has made to date.
I trust Mr. McLouth to maintain the balance we need between a thriving commercial port and a thriving waterfront amenity for our residents. Both were maintained during his previous service at the Port and I certainly expect the same balance and open door policies Mr. McLouth has exemplified for years.
We are all very grateful for Mac’s willingness to serve again and are extremely fortunate that a man with his incredible knowledge, dedication and experience is a Brevardian who truly cares about our community.”
– Scott Ellis, Brevard County Clerk of the Court
Paid political advertisement for Mac McLouth, Republican candidate for Canaveral Port Authority District 5
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