Brevard District 2 Commissioner Jim Barfield Announces He Will Not Seek a Second 4-Year Term
By Space Coast Daily // November 8, 2017
District 2 seat is sure to be hotly contested
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County District 2 Commissioner Jim Barfield announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election for a second 4-year term on the commission.
Barfield, who took office in November 2014 is a prominent businessman and president and CEO of Luke & Associates Inc., and was recently awarded a five-year, $7.5 billion contract from the Defense Health Agency to provide services for the U.S. military, other government agencies and private industry.
Services include healthcare services, advisory and assistance services, technical services, engineering, staff augmentation, project and program management services for both commercial and government sectors, and information management.
Barfield, who will stay on through next November’s election, said that his increased involvement in his growing business won’t give him the time needed to effectively do both jobs.
The District 2 seat is sure to be hotly contested as in the past. In 2014, Barfield edged Michael Hartman by just 363 votes out of almost 10,000 that were cast in the Republican primary.
Thus far, four Republicans have filed with the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections as candidates to replace Barfield in District 2 in 2018.
Candidates that have filed thus far include Jim Glover, Robyn Hattaway, Timothy Street and Tim Tumulty. No Democrats have filed for the District 2 seat at this time.
Brevard County’s District 2 includes Merritt Island, Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Avon by the Sea, Kennedy Space Center, Snug Harbor and Patrick Air Force Base.
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