Mayor of Melbourne Kathy Meehan filed today for District 3 County Commission. She filed to run against Republican Incumbent Brevard County Commissioner John Tobia.
Mayor Kathy Meehan is the current Republican mayor in Melbourne, FL. She was the first female mayor in Melbourne and is affiliated with Meehan’s Office Products in downtown Melbourne. Mayor Meehan completed two terms as a council member before being elected as the Mayor of Melbourne in 2012. She is 64 years old, attended Florida Institute of Technology, and has worked as a Case Manager with Community Care for the Elderly.
At the 2018 Brevard Delegation meeting, Mayor Meehan was involved in the controversial discussion about CRAs. Many stated that there was a conflict of interest because the Meehan family owns several commercial rental units within the Melbourne CRA.
Commissioner John Tobia was first elected to the Brevard County Commission in 2016. Before that, John Tobia served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2008-2016 which includes southern Brevard County. John is 41 years old, attended the University of Florida, and has his Masters degree in Political Science.