Andy Anderson Throws Hat In Ring For Florida Rep. Seat 53

By  //  November 10, 2014

current state rep. John Tobia will term out in 2016

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County District 5 Commissioner Andy Anderson has officially thrown his hat in the ring for the open Florida State Representative, District 53, seat for 2016.

John Tobia currently occupies the 53rd District seat, which includes southern Brevard County, but will term out as state representatives are confined to four, two-year terms, for a total of eight years. Tobia was first elected to the Florida state house in 2008.

Andy Anderson
Andy Anderson

“I know everyone is very “election weary” (I know I am) … however … to put rumors and guessing to rest – here it is: I have filed as a candidate for Florida State Representative – District 53 in 2016 (open seat due to term limits),” said Anderson in a Facebook post.

“Kick-off party date TBD (early 2015) – that’s all I have to say about that for now,” said Anderson.

Tobia took 55 percent of the vote to defeat Tim Street in the Republican primary in August, and won 55.8 percent of the vote on Nov. 4 in the general election against challengers Santa Isabel Wright (DEM) and David Kearns (NPA).

Anderson has been serving on the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners since 2008, representing areas of Melbourne, West Melbourne, Palm Bay, Indialantic and Melbourne Village.

He too will term out of his current office in 2016, which is limited to two, four year terms.

Prior to becoming a county commissioner, Anderson, an Army veteran, served as a city council member and deputy mayor for the City of Palm Bay.

Anderson and his wife, Sybrina, have three sons.