Sheriff Candidate Ivey Endorsed By Police Associations

By  //  June 22, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association have announced their endorsement of Wayne Ivey for Brevard County Sheriff.

Republican candidate for sheriff Wayne Ivey has picked up the endorsement of the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association

Ivey is a Republican candidate for Brevard County sheriff and will face Todd Maddox in the primary election in August. The winner will then face the sole Democratic candidate, Adrian Moss Beasley, in November.

In a letter to Ivey, Coastal Florida PBA President Vincent Champion said: On behalf of the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, I am pleased to inform you of our endorsement of your candidacy for Brevard County Sheriff.

PBA’s thousands of members, their friends, neighbors and families will be asked to support you because of your proven leadership and commitment to protecting our communities. I wish you the best of luck in your upcoming campaign.

Please remember, the Coastal Florida PBA represents 25 law enforcement agencies, to include the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputies, agents, patrol sergeants, patrol lieutenants, correctional deputies, correctional sergeants, correctional lieutenants, civilian employees, the Cocoa Police Department, the Indialantic Police Department, the Melbourne Police Department, the Rockledge Police Department and the West Melbourne Police Department – and we eagerly stand ready to assist your efforts.

Ivey’s Previous Endorsements

Ivey has previously received the endorsement of hundreds of community leaders and law enforcement officers, including Sheriff Jack Parker, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam, FDLE Commissioner Tim Moore (ret.), Florida House Representative Steve Crisafulli, Colonel Danny McKnight USA (ret.), former Sheriff’s candidate and BCSO Sergeant Gary Harrell, and also has the strong support of current and former Brevard County Chiefs of Police.

Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker

“I am very proud to have received the endorsement of both the Florida PBA and the Coastal Florida PBA,” said Ivey, a former Resident Agent in Charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

“These organizations support thousands of law enforcement officers and civilians who are proudly serving and protecting their communities. The PBA is additionally working intently to assist the families of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to our citizens.”



  1. The association endorsed the candidate, but not necessarily the majority of the officers and deputies that belong to the association…..

  2. Wonder why the PBA didn’t ask the MEMBERS of Brevard County who THEY wanted the PBA to endorse. It surely wouldn’t have been Mr. Ivey, but then again it’s not like this union does as its members want anyway. It’s all about politics and staying in favor. Todd MAddox is the most qualified canidate running this year, go out and do your research, listen to the candidates and make an educated decision. Big money and ‘good ol boy’ system needs to end! I work for the BCSO, I’m a PBA member, and this is NOT who I support!

    • I agree with you totally, the so called union should represent the dues paying members and ask for their opinions. It is all about politics so people should do their homework and not be fooled by all the endorsements and hype. Maddox would do a better job and let the agency move forward. Bevard County voters be aware!

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