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BREVARD COUNTY — As the Nov. 3 General Elections approach, it’s time to start thinking about who to cast your ballot for.

Below are the candidate profiles for those interested in filling the seats for your Florida House of Representatives, Dist. 52.

Thad Altman, 64, Indialantic, Incumbent

Party affiliation: Republican

Number of years as resident: 63 years

Occupation and company you work for: CEO of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation

Education: Eastern Florida State College AA (Melbourne);

Rollins College BS (Winter Park Florida)

Marital status: Married to Mary Pat Altman

Number of children: Three children

What makes you the best candidate for this seat?: “It has been a great honor to represent Florida's Space Coast. My priorities have been working for a quality education for our children, a healthy environment, aerospace jobs, our active-duty military, and our veterans.

“If elected, I will continue to bring resources back to Brevard to clean up the Indian River Lagoon, provide funding for the preservation of environmentally sensitive areas, make Florida the leader for AeroSpace Jobs and keep us the most military-friendly state.

“In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is essential to get Florida back to work and provide safe access to our schools.”

Lloyd Dabbs, 42, Viera

Party affiliation: Democrat

Number of years as resident: Five years

Occupation and company you work for: Acquisitions / Business Development and Intelligence Expert, Riverside Research, retired U.S. Air Force

Education: B.S. Psychology, University of Maryland;

M.S. Strategic Intelligence (Middle East Concentration), National Intelligence University;

M.S. Business, Arizona State University

Marital status: Married to Marie Dabbs

Number of children: Three children

What makes you the best candidate for this seat?: “My parents raised me to believe that public service, not politics, was something for which we should all aspire. That is why I raised my hand to serve the military for over 20 years and why I am stepping forward for a ‘second service’ to the people of Brevard.

“I am a moderate Democrat in a very conservative district, but I know from experience that there is more that unites us than divides us in this military community. My promise is to serve all constituents in District 52 with fierce individuality and an unparalleled commitment to job creation, education, and healthcare.”

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