Two-Term District 5 Port Canaveral Commissioner Tom Weinberg Won’t Seek Re-Election
By Space Coast Daily // February 6, 2018
District 5 includes Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Two-term District 5 Port Canaveral Commissioner Tom Weinberg announced that we won’t seek re-election later this year.
“While I have greatly enjoyed serving the port for the last seven years, and am pleased with the tremendous strides we have made, I ultimately believe that two terms are sufficient for any elected official,” said Weinberg in a statement.
“The U.S. president, the Florida governor and our county commissioners are all limited to two terms. There is an inherent value in fresh perspectives and new energy coming into elected offices. That is the essence of a dynamic democracy.”
Canaveral Port Authority District 5 includes Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral.
Currently, the only registered candidate for this year’s election for the District 5 seat is Maurice Boudreau, who is a Democrat who resides in Merritt Island and is president of the East Merritt Island Homeowners Association.
Two other Port Canaveral commissioners are up for re-election this year including District 3’s Wayne Justice and Jerry Allender of District 1.
Justice, the current chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority, said that he would be declaring soon his intention to run for re-election. The other port commissioners include Bob Harvey of District 4 and Micah Loyd of District 2.
During Weinberg’s tenure, he served three years as the chairman and is currently the secretary/treasurer of the port commission.
“I look forward to actively serving this last year of my term and supporting the best candidate in the upcoming election,” said Weinberg.
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