Former President Donald Trump Endorses Brevard’s Mike Haridopolos for Florida’s 8th Congressional District

By  //  June 18, 2024

TRUMP: Mike Haridopolos will be a fantastic Representative for Florida’s 8th Congressional District!

Brevard County’s Mike Haridopolos, left, has received the endorsement of former President Donald J. Trump. “Mike Haridopolos will be a fantastic Representative for Florida’s 8th Congressional District! Mike has a strong record of success and incredible support from his Community,” President Trump said.
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Mike Haridopolos (R-Indian Harbour Beach) has received the endorsement of former President Donald J. Trump.

“Mike Haridopolos will be a fantastic Representative for Florida’s 8th Congressional District! Mike has a strong record of success and incredible support from his Community,” President Trump said in a post on Truth Social.

“In Congress, he will Fight Inflation, Grow our Economy, Secure our Border, Support our Military/Vets, Champion American Energy Independence, and Defend our always under siege Second Amendment. Mike Haridopolos has my Complete and Total Endorsement. HE WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN!”

Eight term U.S. Congressman Bill Posey  suspended his re-election campaign in April = and endorsed Haridopolos, a former Florida Senate President.

Haridopolos said he is deeply grateful to President Trump for his endorsement.

“President Trump made America safer, stronger, and more prosperous when he was in the White House,” said Haridopolos. “We need his leadership to secure the border, restore our economy, and keep our families safe. In Congress, I will stand in strong support of President Trump’s agenda to Make America Great Again.”


The U.S. House of Representatives Republican leadership team, including Majority Leader Steve Scalise, Majority Whip Tom Emmer and Republican Conference Chairman Elise Stefanik, have endorsed Brevard County’s Mike Haridopolos for the District 8 House seat. Above, Haridopolos, center, has also recieved  the endorsements of Congressman Bill Posey, right, and Congressman Jim Jordan.

U.S. House Republican Leadership Team Endorses Brevard’s Mike Haridopolos for U.S. Congress District 8 House Seat


Haridopolos is a successful businessman who lives in Indian Harbour Beach Florida with his wife Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos and their three children. Mike is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives (2000-2003) and State Senate (2003-2012).

He was elected President of the Senate by his colleagues from 2010-2012. After leaving office in 2012, Haridopolos has owned and operated MJH Consulting, a successful business and political consulting company.

He also co-authored the book, The Modern Republican Party of Florida, published in 2019. He continues to appear regularly on Fox 35 Orlando and is active in US, Florida and local politics helping Republicans win elections.

In addition to Trump’s endorsement, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey officially endorsed Mike Haridopolos last month for Brevard County’s next U.S. Congressman in the 8th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives after Rep. Bill Posey announced last month that he will retire and not seek another term.

Sheriff Ivey announced his support for Haridopolos via social media:

“I am honored and excited to announce my endorsement of Mike Haridopolos to serve as Brevard’s next U.S. Congressman in the 8th Congressional District of the US House of Representatives,” said Sheriff Ivey.

“I have known Mike for many years and have watched him serve our community and state as a member of the Florida Senate and eventually as the Senate President. Mike, like I do, understands that government’s one and only responsibility is to protect it’s citizens and as such, has a proven track record of standing up for law and order.

Sheriff Ivey announced his support for Haridopolos via social media: “I am honored and excited to announce my endorsement of Mike Haridopolos to serve as Brevard’s next U.S. Congressman in the 8th Congressional District of the US House of Representatives,” said Sheriff Ivey.

“He loves Brevard County and our first responders and he is exactly what we as a community need to start sending to Washington. While Congressman Bill Posey has done an amazing job serving our community and great nation, Mike will greatly follow his lead and make sure that common sense and conservative principals are his driving force in serving as a Congressman.

“Mike has always stood strong as a Shepherd of our taxpayer dollars and will use his vast experience to make sound decisions that are in the best interest of America.

“It is for those reasons and many more that I proudly endorse Mike Haridopolos for Florida’s 8th Congressional District of the US House of Representatives!”

Three other candidates are on the Republican ballot, including John Hearton of Satellite Beach and Joe Babits of Vero Beach. Democratic candidates on the ballot are Sandy Kennedy of Cocoa and Daniel McDow of West Melbourne.

Florida Congressional District 8 includes Brevard, Indian River, and portions of Orange  Counties. The district has a voter registration makeup of 46% Republican, 26% Democrat, and  28% Other. 

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