The decision by Cape Canaveral Port Commissioner Robin Hattaway not to seek reelection and instead run for a seat in the Florida State Capitol has led to a change in the 2022 port election lineup.
Attorney Hataway will end his four-year term in 2022 as a port commissioner representing District 5. She is the current secretary and treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Five Republicans.
The current President of the Port Authority, Wayne Justice, will complete his second four-year term as Port Commissioner on behalf of District 3 in 2022.
He is an announced candidate for re-election, but will run for the Hataway seat in District 5 instead of his current seat in District 3.
Justice is a maritime consultant and a two-star Major General of the Retired Coast Guard.
Republican Fritz Van Forkenberg is the first candidate announced in 2022 for the Third District seat currently held by Justice.
VanVolkenburgh is Chief of Staff of Brian Rover, Commissioner of Brevard County, District 2. Van Volkenburgh was previously a Finance Manager for Brevard County, an Internal Auditor for the Court Secretary for Brevard County, an Assistant State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit in Brevard County, a Management Consultant for Deloitte Consulting, and a Banking Officer at Burnett Bank. .. He has also worked as a ferry captain, cargo captain and harbourmaster.
The third Port Authority seat will be contested in 2022. Jerry Arender, the current Vice-Chairman of the Port Authority, will seek reelection in District 1.
The lawyer’s arranger has completed his term for three consecutive terms after being elected in 2010, 2014 and 2018. The arranger was also a port commissioner from 1983 to 1994.
New candidates appear
VanVolkenburgh said when discussing plans to find a seat on the Port Authority’s board of directors: We support a strong management team and committee at the port, with a focus on pursuing growth opportunities while ensuring that public safety and environmental responsibility are not compromised. “
Some of the ideas about the port of Van Volkenburgh are:
- The appointment of a port committee member on the advisory board of the Brevard County Tourism Development Council is “because the port cruise ship business is very intertwined with local tourism.” He said it may require state legislative action, but it may be achieved through county ordinances.
- Make sure the Port Authority is not “overly leveraged” in the capital improvement project.
- We are looking for cost-cutting opportunities in port operations, such as assessing whether port staff make sense to participate in Brevard County health insurance plans.
- “By developing a small mega yacht facility in the port, we can bring high-end customers and international yacht crews to the area, which will be comparable to southern ports and marina. . ”
- There may be a way to combine the initiative with the conceptual plan drafted by the Merritt Island Redevelopment Agency, so take a look at the real estate plans that include the West Opportunity at Cape Crossing Resort & Marina.
- We are working to improve the look of State Highway 528.
- We support efforts to bring Brightline passenger train stations to Cocoa. “This is a great connection for travelers heading to ports and other Space Coast destinations. Breversians will also benefit from the additional travel options.”
Van Volkenburgh previously ran for Republican primaries for 52 seats in the Florida House district in 2016 and for a real estate appraiser in Brevard County in 2008, but was defeated in these elections.
The other two current port commissioners — Micah Loyd in District 2 and Kevin Marche in District 4 — will be elected for their current term in 2020 and will not be reelected in 2022.
Loyd is the owner of Loyd Contracting Inc. and Markey is a lawyer.
The port director’s salary is $ 10,444 per year.
Transition to Hataway State Race
Hattaway is looking for a seat in the Florida House District 50 currently owned by Rene Plasencia. He will complete his fourth two-year term at Florida House in 2022. He cannot seek reelection due to term restrictions.
House District 50 currently includes northern Breverd and eastern Orange County, but the district line is subject to change as part of the current state’s subdivision process.
Hataway is one of the five Republican candidates, along with Richard Ferman, Angelique “Angel” Perry, Christopher Robert Wright, and Yukon Jao. One Democratic candidate has been announced as Tom Keen.
Hataway said he was honored to serve as a port commissioner for the past three years, but felt that running for Florida House was a “great opportunity.”
Hataway does not currently live in House District 50, but said she and her family will move to Titusville, which is part of the district.
Hattaway said it would be a “hard fight” as so many candidates for “open” house seats without incumbents were announced.
However, she has previously run a successful election campaign and wants to have the advantage of being the only Brevard County resident in the race so far.
Hattaway is the second house district 50 candidate to date in funding the campaign, with cash donations of $ 25,200 and in-kind donations of $ 2,472.
Zhao received a cash donation of $ 64,237 and a loan of $ 50,010.
The judge said he had applied for a seat in the 5th district of the Canaveral Port Authority, which Hataway currently holds, after realizing that Hataway did not seek re-election.
“My wife and I decided that this opportunity to change seats was the best way for our mixed family,” Justice said.
The Port Canaveral Commissioner must live in a particular port area elected, but the Port Canaveral Commissioner, unlike the Brevard County Commissioner, operates “on a large scale”. That is, it is voted by voters in all five individual port districts in the geographical area, including the northern half of the county.
“If I win, I will continue to vigorously represent Port Canaveral with passion and professionalism,” Justice said.
Hattaway will take part in the Florida House Race. Van Volkenburgh looks for a seat in the harbor
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