BREVARD COUNTY — With the approaching General Elections this Nov. 3, Hometown News is preparing a list of candidate profiles to help our readers make informed decisions when casting their ballots.

Rita Pritchett, 60, Titusville, Incumbent

Party affiliation: Republican

Number of years as resident: 60 years

Occupation and company you work for: New Life Christian Fellowship – Financial Administrator, Associate Pastor;

Eastern Florida State College – Accounting Managerial Instructor;

Brevard County- County Commissioner District 1

Education: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) State of Florida;

Masters Science of Accountancy, University of Central Florida;

Bachelors of Business Administration, University of Central Florida;

Associate of Arts Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL

Marital status: Married

Number of children: Six children, eight grandchildren

What makes you the best candidate for this seat?: “Serving four years as the County Commissioner has been a great education to do this job in this very challenging day in 2020. Prior, I served two terms on the Titusville City Council. I am a CPA and qualified for the large budget we are responsible to oversee. I know our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. I understand our county and specifically District One.

“We’re at a very different time economically and this will take making very good strategic decisions to keep our community strong. I am honored to serve our community and never take your trust for granted.”

Dwight Seigler, 62, East Mims

Party affiliation: Democrat

Number of years as resident: 62 years

Occupation and company you work for: N/A

Education: N/A

Marital status: Single

Number of children: 10 children, two of which are biological

What makes you the best candidate for this seat?: “I'm Dwight Seigler, a disabled U.S. Army Veteran. I was born and raised on a dirt road in unincorporated north Brevard's district No. 1 community of East Mims.

“I'm running for county commissioner because the people of North Brevard's unincorporated communities are being ignored by the current Commissioner, Rita Pritchett. The residents of West Cocoa's dealing with flooding and the noise of the Sheriff's gun range. Canaveral Groves, Sharpes/City Point, and Port St. John are having flooding problems. Scottsmoor is flooding, they don't have fire hydrants or public drinking water. I'm running as a voice for the people.”

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