City of Palm Bay to Hold Special Council Meeting March 17 to Swear In Newly Elected Member Pete Filiberto
By Space Coast Daily // March 16, 2022
Filiberto won the special election over three other candidates with 51 percent of the vote
WATCH: Pete Filiberto, the winner of a special election for Palm Bay City Council Seat 5, began his career in government and public policy the age of 18. Filiberto, a Republican, garnered 6,346 votes (51.38%), followed by Moore, a Democrat, who had 4,558 votes (36.90%), Alfy Agarie with 905 votes (7.33%) and Jimmy Backus with 543 votes (4.40%).
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The City of Palm Bay will hold a Special Council Meeting to certify the results of the election held on March 8 and to administer the Oath of Office to a newly elected official, Peter Filiberto.
The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 in Palm Bay Council Chambers, located at 120 Malabar Road SE.
At the swearing-in, the Oath of Office will be administered to Filiberto affirming his commitment to faithfully serve the citizens of Palm Bay as outlined in the City Charter.
Filiberto, a Republican, garnered 6,346 votes (51.38%), followed by Moore, a Democrat, who had 4,558 votes (36.90%), Alfy Agarie with 905 votes (7.33%) and Jimmy Backus with 543 votes (4.40%).
Voter turnout was only 14.7%, as only 12,371 out of 84,157 eligible voters cast a ballot in the special election.
Filiberto said he’s a believer in the American Dream of low taxes, affordable housing, safety and security, and good schools, he, was born and raised in Palm Bay.
A graduate of Palm Bay’s Bayside High School, Filiberto attended Florida International University where he earned a degree in Political Science.
Filiberto’s career in government and public policy began at the age of 18, working across several departments in the Town of Surfside, including parks and recreation, tourism, public works, and the police department.
This experience provided him with exposure to the inter-workings of local government and Filiberto’s neighbors relied upon him as a source for important information, public safety, and as a liaison on important issues.
With more than ten years of local involvement as a volunteer, employee, resident, and taxpayer, Filiberto said he will lead in a responsive, cost-effective style of government that will preserve the lagoon, roads, and will usher in the American Dream for future generations of Palm Bay.
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