Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Florida Senate District 16 Republican Primary Candidates

Florida Senate District 16 consists of the central and southern portions of Brevard County and all but the southeastern portion of Indian River County, Florida.

The Primary Election will be held on August 26, 2014.

Name: Thad Altman

Age: 58, will turn 59 before the general election

Home: Rockledge

Occupation: President of The Astronauts Memorial Foundation


Rollins College, B.S.
University of Houston, Brevard Community College A.A.
Florida Institute of Technology, Flight Training
Palm Beach Community College, Architectural Studies


Brevard County Commission 1984-1992
Brevard County Commission Chair 1985, 1986, 1992
Florida House of Representatives 2003-2008
Florida Senate 2008-current.

Why are you the best candidate to fill this office (in 300 words or less)?

As a longtime Florida resident (I moved to the state when I was 2) I grew up appreciating all that Florida has to offer. I have been serving the residents of Brevard County since 1984, starting as a County Commissioner and eventually being elected to serve in the state legislature. I know this area, know the people, and have been constantly working to protect our waterways, preserve the prestige of the space coast, and to bring high-tech jobs back to the state.

During my time serving this district, we have faced many problems: hurricanes, the decommissioning of the space shuttle, and the recession to name a few. I have stood side-by-side with my constituents, fighting to ensure that our area continues to thrive. It has been an honor to represent this area, and I look forward to earning your vote.

Name: Monique Miller

Home: Melbourne Beach


Monique earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Emory University’s prestigious Goizueta Business School, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma (highest honors). She studied physics and math as an undergraduate at Loyola University New Orleans.


Monique is a leader that has enjoyed a successful career in the computer industry for over 20 years. She has had strategic, senior roles in leading technology firms like Hewlett Packard, where she managed The Walt Disney Company account, and Florida’s own, Citrix Systems. Monique has received numerous awards for her performance over the years and has been regularly featured in industry journals.