Brevard Clerk of Court Scott Ellis Endorses Mac McLouth For Port Canaveral Commission Seat
By Space Coast Daily // June 25, 2018
SCOTT ELLIS: Mac McLouth has 'incredible dedication, knowledge and experience'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Mac McLouth, a Republican candidate for the Port Canaveral District 5 seat, announced on his campaign’s Facebook page on Sunday that he has received the endorsement of Brevard County Clerk of the Court Scott Ellis.
Ellis was elected to the Brevard County Commission in 1992 and was first elected the Brevard County Clerk of the Court in 2000.
Below is Ellis’ 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
ALLENDER, JUSTICE REELECTED
As of 12 noon Friday, with the expiration of the qualifying period to register as a candidate for the 2018 elections, sitting Port Canaveral Commissioners Jerry Allender and Wayne Justice were reelected without opposition to their respective District seats.
In addition to McLouth, candidates that have qualified for the Port Canaveral District 5 seat include Republican Robyn Hattaway and Democrat Maurice Boudreau.
The 2018 Primary Election will be held on August 28 and the 2018 General Election will be held on November 6.
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