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BREVARD COUNTY — Two local residents will go head-to-head in the upcoming race for Republican State Committeewoman.

Hometown News is providing candidate profiles so that our readers can become familiar with those who would like to serve Brevard County residents.

Profiles highlighting the remaining candidates in the Aug. 18 Primary Election will follow in the coming weeks.

Kim Adkinson, 51, Melbourne Beach

Number of years as resident: Born in Brevard County, returned to Melbourne Beach in 2006 after spending 12 years abroad in England.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio State University.

What makes you the best candidate for this seat?: “I’m running for Republican State Committeewoman for Brevard. I’ve lived here for over 30 years. I am a very good communicator. As a Mediator for 10 years I facilitated productive communication between opposing parties.

“I intend to bring unbiased information to Brevard residents. I will be an independent liaison between local, state and national Republican organizations.

“I will support the Brevard Republican Executive Committee to further the ideals of, and foster consensus within, our Republican Party. I believe in Conservative Principles!

“I will encourage people to become part of the Conservative Republican Movement by speaking to local groups/organizations and by showing others, with my actions, what conservative values truly look like!”

Marie Rogerson, 37, Melbourne

Number of years as resident: Six

Occupation and company you work for: Campaign Consultant & Non-profit Director of Operations.

Education: Bachelor degree from Brigham Young University Idaho in Rexburg Idaho.

Marital status: Married to Aaron Rogerson.

Number of children: Three beautiful girls.

What makes you the best candidate for this seat?: “While it may sit near the bottom of your ballot, the position of State Committeewoman affects everything appearing above it.

“A good State Committeewoman is a Republican Party promoter. She works to get Republicans elected, engage our youth, encourage voter turnout and empower party members.

“As a Campaign Consultant, I do not simply have the vision to accomplish those things but the experience and expertise. This year alone, I have helped more than 10 candidates get qualified and run more successful races. If you want someone who will tirelessly fight the tide of socialism and progressive propaganda- you’ve found her.”

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