ELECTION 2020: Sadoff to Succeed Ellis as Clerk, Edmond to Take On Ivey for Brevard County Sheriff

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Brevard County Constitutional Office Elections

Rachel Sadoff will succeed Scott Ellis as Brevard County Clerk of Courts after Sandy Ruizzo failed to qualified Friday to run in the 2020 Republican Primary Election set for August 18. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

Retaining their offices unopposed are Tax Collector Lisa Cullen, Property Appraiser Dana Blickley and Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Rachel Sadoff will succeed Scott Ellis as Brevard County Clerk of Courts after Sandy Ruizzo failed to qualified Friday to run in the 2020 Republican Primary Election set for August 18.

Sadoff is currently the County Clerk of Courts branch manager in Viera and will be Brevard’s first female clerk.

Ellis, who did not run for reelection, was first elected Brevard County Clerk of the Court in 2000 and voluntarily left office at the end of 2010. He was reelected in 2012 by a wide margin over Mitch Needelman.

Other Brevard County Constitutional Officers retaining their offices unopposed are Tax Collector Lisa Cullen, Property Appraiser Dana Blickley and Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott. All three are Republicans.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, a Republican, will take on Democrat Alton Edmond in the General Election on November 3. (BCSO image)

In the final Brevard County Constitutional Office election, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, a Republican, will take on Democrat challenger Alton Edmond in the General Election on November 3.

Ivey was first elected in 2012 and was unopposed in the 2016 election. He has more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement and is among the most noted sheriffs in the country.

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Edmonds, 30, currently a criminal defense attorney from Cocoa, began working as an assistant public defender in 2015 in the 9th Judicial Circuit, which includes Orange and Osceola counties.

According to Blaise Trettis, a public defender in the 18th Judicial Circuit, Edmonds was fired “for multiple acts of serious misconduct.”

During a press conference on Friday morning in Viera, Edmonds said he was running for sheriff because he believes it’s time for a change and wants to bring civility and leadership back to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Register to vote by using a fillable Adobe PDF form which you then print, sign and return to any of the four Supervisor of Elections administrative offices. This form is available in both English and Spanish.

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