- Treasure Coast Builders is the latest to endorse Brackett’s HD 34 bid
- The group joins NFIB, the Fraternal Order of Police, and others in backing his campaign
- Brackett faces Karen Hiltz in the Aug. 23 Republican primary
Treasure Coast Builders Local Political Action Committee is supporting Robert Brackett in the race for House District 34.
Bracket, a Republican candidate running for HD 34, announced in a news release on Monday that the professional membership association, which includes more than 400 firms that represent the interests of the building industry in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties, was endorsing his bid.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Treasure Coast Builders,” said Brackett. “In order to keep our communities vibrant, we must support our builders and provide them with the tools they need to successfully develop our district and maintain our current infrastructure, and as State Representative, I look forward to working alongside them to establish a healthy economic environment so our builders can make our communities even better.”
Brackett, 58, is a managing partner in the family-owned Edge Information Management, which conducts pre-employment background checks. He is also a local developer with the Brackett Family Limited Partnership, a property management business.
He was also elected to the Vero Beach City Council in 2019 and is currently in his second term as Mayor.
Since launching his campaign in December, Bracket has continued to stack endorsements. Those backing his bid include the Fraternal Order of Police, National Federation of Independent Business, Public Defender Diamond Litty, Sebastian Vice Mayor Fred Jones, Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers, State Attorney Tom Bakkedahl, Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey, Former Vero Beach Mayor Harry Howle, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey, the Firefighters and Paramedics of Indian River County, as well as a host of additional community leaders.
Brackett is vying for HD 34, which is open after incumbent Rep. Erin Grall chose not to seek re-election, and instead announced her candidacy for the newly drawn Senate District 29. He faces off against Karen Hiltz in the August Republican primary.