Former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos To Moderate Candidate Forum Set June 12 in Viera
By Space Coast Daily // June 12, 2018
will kick off 2018 political campaigning season
Forum Will Provide All Registered Candidates an Unbiased, Non-Partisan Venue
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos will serve as the moderator for the Space Coast Daily Candidate Forum set Tuesday, June 12 at the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center.
Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, will present this forum in which political candidates from all races affecting Brevard County are invited to participate.
One of Florida’s best legislative and political minds, Haridopolos served as the president of the Florida Senate from 2010-2012 and in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000-2003.
The Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center is located at 8298 N. Wickham Road. Admission to the forum, which will begin at 11 a.m. on June 12, is open and free to the public. Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for the complete schedule and times of each candidate.
The event is also sponsored by The Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard. The HBCA is a professional, non-profit trade association, dedicated to the attainment of the “American Dream” of quality, affordable homeownership.
This candidate forum, which will kick off the 2018 political campaigning season, will provide all registered candidates an unbiased, non-partisan venue that will be broadcast live and also available for replay viewing on Space Coast Daily TV at Space Coast Daily.com
The format provides for each candidate to have a two-minute opening statement. The moderator will then ask questions, of which each candidate will have an opportunity to answer. The questions will not be known in advance.
Following the questions to the candidates from the moderator, each candidate will be allowed to ask any one of their opponents a single question, of which the candidate will have two minutes to answer and then the candidate who asked the question will have one minute for a rebuttal.
Political candidates who wish to participate must be registered and qualified with the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections for this election cycle.
Candidates can register for the forum by e-mailing Space Coast Daily Political Forum at email@example.com. Once the request for participation has been received, the candidate will receive a return e-mail stating they are registered.
The 2018 Primary Election will be held on August 28 and the 2018 General Election will be held on November 6.
Below are the candidates that are currently registered with the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections:
Office: County Commissioner, District 2:
Victoria J. Mitchner (DEM)
Chuck Nelson (REP)
John Philip Olivadoti, Jr (LPF) (NOT RUNNING – WILL NOT ATTEND)
Jack F. Smink (DEM)
Ron Taylor (DEM)
Office: County Commissioner, District 4:
Matthew Fleming (DEM)
Trudie Infantini (REP)
Curt Smith (REP)
Office: School Board, District 1:
Office: School Board, District 2:
Cheryl L. McDougall
Michelle Treffinger (NOT RUNNING – WILL NOT ATTEND)
Office: School Board, District 5:
Office: Canaveral Port Authority, District 1:
Jerry W. Allender (REP)
Office: Canaveral Port Authority, District 3:
Wayne Justice (REP)
Elizabeth Lark-Riley (DEM) (NOT RUNNING – WILL NOT ATTEND)
Office: Canaveral Port Authority, District 5:
Maurice J. Boudreau (DEM)
Robyn Hattaway (REP)
Tim Macy (REP)
Malcolm “Mac” McLouth (REP)
Office: County Court Judge, Group 5:
Rodney M. Kernan
Office: County Court Judge, Group 6:
Office: County Court Judge, Group 7:
Michelle L. Naberhaus
Office: County Court Judge, Group 10:
Office: County Court Judge, Group 11:
Thomas J. Brown
Office: Barefoot Bay Trustee:
Joseph B. Klosky
Office: Viera East Supervisor, Group 2:
Ronald M. Rysztogi
United States Representative Brevard County: District 8:
Sanjay Patel (DEM)
P.O Box 411486
Melbourne, Fl 32941
State Senator Brevard County:
Dorothy Hukill (Rep.)
Brandon Wayne Maggard (Dem.)
Melissa Martin (Dem.)
State Representative: Brevard County:
Dirschka, Pamela Joy (DEM)Active
Plasencia, Rene “Coach P” (REP)
Blake, Michael Cavis (DEM)
Honkonen, Shain Allen (NPA)
O’Neill, Thomas Patrick (REP)
Parrish, Henry U. (REP)
Sirois, Tyler Isaac (REP)
Altman, Thad (REP)
Esmailbegui, Seeta Durjan (DEM)
Nye, Matt (REP)
Fine, Randy (REP)
Moore, Phil (DEM)
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