Ex-Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober who was forced to resign last April has officially withdrawn his candidacy for re-election, just minutes before the deadline.
Lober came under severe fire after reports of alleged personal spending of tax payer dollars for his own uses and spending about $40,000 on his office’s purchasing card.
The Count Commission ordered an audit of all spending of all Commissioners by the Brevard County Comptroller as a result of these findings. After the Comptroller, Rachael Sadoff found Commissioner Lober returning equipment to his office from his home when she went to conduct her audit, Lober demanded another agency conduct the audit and went as far as to question the integrity and competence of Mrs. Sadoff and her office.
The County Commission voted to allow Lober to spend money from his own office’s budget to pay for another firm to conduct the audit, however he was unable to find a firm to take the job.