BREVARD COUNTY — With the General Election coming up this Nov. 3, two candidates are running head-to-head for the Brevard County Sheriff race.

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

Alton Edmond, 30, Cocoa

Party affiliation: Democrat

Number of years as resident: Five years

Occupation and company you work for: Attorney for Edmond Law

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Florida, Juris Doctor from Florida A&M College of Law

Marital status: Single

Number of children: None

What makes you the best candidate for this seat?: “I'm the best candidate for Brevard County Sheriff because of my intensive legal education. Not only do I have a bachelor's degree in criminology but I have a law degree. My community involvement and impact is also substantial beyond charity and raising money but hundreds of hours yearly spent mentoring and impacting lives. I am also the best candidate because of my focus on accountability, civility and transparency.”

Wayne Ivey, 58, Mims, Incumbent

Party affiliation: Republican

Number of years as resident: 19 years

Occupation and company you work for: Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Daytona State College

Marital status: Married 16 years to Susan

Number of children: Four children

What makes you the best candidate for this seat?: “As a Law Enforcement Officer with 40 years of experience, I am committed to doing exactly what we have been doing at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for the past eight years since I became your Sheriff... putting bad people in jail, lowering our crime rate even further, protecting the health and well-being of our pets and citizens, and running the most professional agency in the country!

“I am the only candidate for Sheriff that has Law Enforcement experience and now more than ever law enforcement and leadership experience count as we face some of the most serious challenges our nation has ever faced!”

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(1) comment

Steve M

Mr Edmond seems like an intelligent caring person and I'm sure he would be an excellent addition to Sheriff Ivey's team. Sheriff Ivey is a proven crime fighter & a very caring man of integrity who as long as he is willing will receive my vote.

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