District 2 Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober nominates fellow criminal defense attorney, and 2020 candidate for Brevard County Sheriff Alton Edmond (D-Cocoa) as his appointee to the Community Action Board.
“I am immensely honored and incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve my community to a greater degree. This appointment is proof positive that the prioritization of genuine care and concern for Brevard County over politics is possible” said Edmond.
Alton Edmond became well known for his bid against Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey earlier this year. Some were surprised by the news learning of the endorsement by Lober of Edmond for the seat, especially since Sheriff Ivey endorsed Lober himself during his campaign for the County Commission.
Edmond, who received the endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders during his campaign against the Sheriff Ivey, became well known throughout Brevard as a community activist. He organized massive marches and protest after the killing of George Floyd and the death of Gregory Edwards.