SPACE COAST DAILY EXCLUSIVE Q&A
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober talks about his first month in workplace representing district 2 and his upcoming agenda merchandise to stop animal abuse.
SEE THE SPACE COAST DAILY EXCLUSIVE Q&A BELOW
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 2018 Common Elections outcomes at the moment are within the books and there was definitely no “Blue Wave” in Brevard County as Republican candidates swept all native statewide and county degree workplaces.
The turnout in Brevard County was a shocking 67.2 % on this midterm Basic Election cycle.
Within the Brevard County Commission races, Republican Curt Smith retained his District four seat, defeating Democrat Matt Fleming 62-38 %.
In District 2, Democrat Victoria Mitchner misplaced to Republican Bryan Lober 57-43 %.
“Thank you to all those who volunteered their time to help me in this hard-fought campaign,” stated Lober.
“Victory wouldn’t have been potential with out the numerous hours you devoted and the recommendation you offered. We knocked on hundreds upon hundreds of doorways, educating voters as to the marketing campaign’s key stances.
“A special thank you goes out to my wife, Rebecca, for being the best campaign spouse I could have asked for and to our rescue dog, Winks, who was willing to allow his dad the time needed to campaign effectively. To my constituents, I look forward to prioritizing your needs and ensuring that you have a voice on the commission.”
Chosen Vice Chair By Friends
True to his phrase to shake issues up shortly, Lober spearheaded the Brevard County Commission’s Three-2 vote to place in place time period limits for Vacationer Improvement Council members.
Because the newly chosen Commission Vice Chair, Lober put forth the proposal through the common assembly of the fee on Dec. four on the Authorities Middle in Viera.
Commission Chair Kristine Isnardi and Commissioner John Tobia voted with Lober in favor of the proposal. Voting towards time period limits for TDC members have been Commissioners Rita Pritchett and Curt Smith.
“The voters want us to have term limits, and we are delegating to some degree what we would otherwise be doing to an advisory board, and I think it is important to have comparable term limits, or even more stringent term limits,” stated Lober.
Lober’s proposal would time period out TDC members who’ve had two consecutive four-year phrases and requires this motion to be retroactive for present TDC members when their time period expires.
“I totally agree with term limits and it is reestablishing the public trust and whether or not our TDC has done anything remotely questionable,” stated Isnardi.
Lober’s proposal additionally stipulates that former government administrators of the Area Coast Workplace of Tourism couldn’t be eligible to develop into a member of the TDC for a minimum of two years after leaving their government director place.
The proposal can be positioned on the agenda for a ultimate vote in January.
Lawyer and Mediator
Additionally true to his phrase that he would think about all factors of view earlier than appearing, Lober used his expertise and instincts as a trial lawyer and educated mediator when he voted in a Three-2 block with Pritchett and Smith in regard to the Diamond Sq. Cocoa CRA.
“I believe some of my critics were surprised as I did not position myself in a voting bloc despite ample opportunity to do so,” stated Lober.
“The bulk of my supporters understand that I will listen to all options before making a decision and my decision is not dependent on the stances of any particular set of my fellow commissioners. I plan to give those who approach me in good faith ample opportunity to state their case and provide any desired input before making any decisions with long-lasting impact. This shouldn’t be a surprise to my supporters.”
To achieve perception into Commissioner Lober’s imaginative and prescient and objectives, Area Coast Day by day sat down with him throughout a Query and Reply session to get extra particulars about his agenda and priorities.
Q&A WITH COMMISSIONER BRYAN LOBER
SPACE COAST DAILY: Congratulations, Commissioner Lober.
COMMISSIONER LOBER: Thanks; I recognize it.
SPACE COAST DAILY: With the good thing about hindsight, what elements do you credit score together with your victory?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: The perseverance of hardworking supporters, a thick pores and skin, and a constant message. One notably dedicated volunteer knocked on Three,000 doorways between the first and the overall election; there’s nothing that may make up for that dedication. My supporters and I continued forging forward regardless of the invented claims of others with one thing to lose. It was full throttle from the day I introduced by way of November 6. Day-after-day, my supporters and I spoke with further voters to get the message out.
SPACE COAST DAILY: What was that message?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: Merely put, I’m beholden to nobody and my allegiance is with my constituents in District 2. I ran to prioritize them over the particular pursuits and cronies who’ve been allowed to hurt District 2 and the remainder of the county for too lengthy.
SPACE COAST DAILY: How do you propose on slicing out the particular pursuits?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: At the beginning, my objectives are wholly incompatible with their objectives. Whereas a level of continuity could also be helpful, I’m taking a look at shaking issues up by introducing new blood into not simply the County Commission but in addition the varied boards by which commissioners appoint members. As I persistently refused to simply accept any monies from particular pursuits, I don’t owe any favors. All votes will probably be determined based mostly upon what’s greatest for the constituents, not what’s greatest for the frequent flyer energy gamers. I’ve no tolerance for shady offers or corruption.
SPACE COAST DAILY: What would you say to those that may classify your strategy as overly daring?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: I didn’t run a meek marketing campaign. I can’t be a meek commissioner. Voters deserve somebody who will name a spade a spade and never fear about being politically right. One should have a backbone with a view to take out the trash and there’s loads of trash.
SPACE COAST DAILY: Have you ever spoken with the opposite Commissioners about your objectives?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: Sure. Previous to the “Sunshine” Regulation kicking in, I met with all 4 of the commissioners with whom I can be working. I met with a few of them a number of occasions. I defined my objectives and listened to theirs.
SPACE COAST DAILY: Given that you could be not be in favor of enterprise as typical, how do you anticipate working together with your colleagues?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: As I alluded to, I made some extent to satisfy with all of my colleagues to construct bridges and forge productive relationships. Every have sure objectives which aren’t incompatible with the objectives I’ve set. I intend to defer, to an inexpensive diploma, to the opposite commissioners with respect to tasks which predominantly influence their districts and I anticipate the identical courtesy will probably be prolonged to me.
SPACE COAST DAILY: What if the identical courtesy isn’t prolonged?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: I’m not optimistic; I’m sensible. I usually anticipate individuals to do no matter is of their pursuits to do. I used to be slightly direct in indicating that I give what I get. I intend to grant the opposite commissioners a level of deference with respect to the areas the place they stay and work. If the identical courtesy is just not prolonged to me, my deference towards them can be brief lived. I consider the Golden Rule, karma, and fairness are all admirable.
SPACE COAST DAILY: What is going to it’s wish to be the one licensed lawyer on the Commission?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: I think about it is going to be rather a lot like Commissioner Isnardi being the one licensed nurse practitioner on the fee. Variety of backgrounds and occupations can solely enhance the Commission.
SPACE COAST DAILY: You efficiently moved to put time period limits on the TDC. Why?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: My constituents will profit from new blood being launched into that committee. With a number of members having served double-digit years, with questionable-at-best suggestions, and the robust look of self-dealing and impropriety, it’s time for a change to revive voter confidence.
SPACE COAST DAILY: Do you consider that your first common assembly stunned any of your critics or supporters?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: Sure and no. Sure, I consider a few of my critics have been stunned as I didn’t place myself in a voting bloc regardless of ample alternative to take action. No, the majority of my supporters perceive that I’ll take heed to all choices earlier than making a choice and my determination just isn’t depending on the stances of any specific set of my fellow commissioners. I plan to provide those that strategy me in good religion ample alternative to state their case and supply any desired enter earlier than making any selections with long-lasting impression. This shouldn’t be a shock to my supporters.
SPACE COAST DAILY: What’s subsequent?
COMMISSIONER LOBER: There’s so much within the works. I intend to unfold out my efforts over quite a few conferences as I respect my fellow commissioners’ time and I don’t consider the perfect selections are sometimes made many hours into an unnecessarily lengthy assembly. As I’ve demonstrated from the get-go, occasions have modified however I’m not completed working for my constituents and fellow D2 residents by an extended shot.
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