ELECTION 2020: Meet U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Rob Medina, Candidate for Mayor of Palm Bay
By Space Coast Daily // July 23, 2020
resident of Palm Bay for 30 years
ABOVE VIDEO: Medina, who has served for the past 9 years as Director of Community and Military Relations for U.S. Congressman Bill Posey, and for eight years prior to that as a Legislative Aide to Commissioner Jackie Colon of Palm Bay, will be vying for the open position in the August 2020 primary election.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Rob Medina, a longtime Palm Bay resident, minister and public servant, announced his candidacy for the Office of Mayor of the City of Palm Bay, Florida.
Medina, who has served for the past 9 years as Director of Community and Military Relations for U.S. Congressman Bill Posey, and for eight years prior to that as a Legislative Aide to Commissioner Jackie Colon of Palm Bay, will be vying for the open position in the August 2020 primary election.
“In the thirty years that I have been blessed to live in Palm Bay with my family, I have come to know so many dedicated residents and local leaders who work hard every day because they are called to serve others in our community. Working together we could harness that spirit and really make a positive difference in people’s lives that will benefit our entire city,” said Rob Medina.
“As Mayor I will fight to do just that – to bring people together.”
Rob Medina has been a resident of Palm Bay for thirty years. Born in 1961 in New York, NY, he is a military veteran who is extremely proud of his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Medina also serves asDirector of Ministry at The House Church in Palm Bay and has served on several local boards such as Together In Partnership, Juvenile Justice Council.
“Reaching out to local businesses and working through our Chamber of Commerce, we can find new and innovative ways to continue to grow our economy while also promoting Palm Bay a premier travel destination – we have so much to offer. In doing so we can also focus on our infrastructure and encourage young people to pursue educational opportunities that will ensure they have the skills to succeed and remain competitive.”
In 2015 Rob was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award for his role as Director of Ministry at The House at Palm Bay Church, the Jornada Fest Community Service Award, and received the Patriots Award in 2012 from Honor America for his outstanding leadership, service and commitment to our community.
At last year’s VIVA Brevard Gala, Rob was awarded the Congressional Medal of Recognition for his years of service to our veteran community.
Medina holds a Master of Arts in Theology Degree, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Life Christian University. Rob is happily married to Lissette Medina and is the father of six children, and grandfather of ten.
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