Merritt Island, Florida – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced his endorsement today of Republican Tyler Sirois for the District 51 seat in the Florida House of Representatives.  Sirois qualified for the ballot by collecting the required 1,160 signed petitions from registered voters in his district. Sirois is the only Republican to meet this requirement.

“I am grateful to the voters who invited me onto their doorsteps to hear their concerns about issues ranging from the economy and mental health to the Indian River Lagoon,” Sirois commented on the process of gathering petitions. “This process will make me a more focused legislator.”

In his endorsement, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said: “Tyler Sirois is a friend to law enforcement and strong supporter of public safety.  As Executive Director of the State Attorney’s Office, Tyler has demonstrated his leadership abilities and fiscal conservatism.  As president of the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard, Tyler is committed to supporting mental health services and programs vital to the health and safety of Florida families and businesses.  I am confident that as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, Tyler will be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and tough on crime.  For all of these reasons, Tyler Sirois has earned my endorsement as our next State Representative,” said Sheriff Ivey.

In addition to Sheriff Ivey, the Business Voice Political Committee, a group of Brevard County employers, endorsed Sirois earlier in the week.  In a letter, they praised Sirois for displaying “common sense leadership.”

“Sheriff Ivey and I agree that engaging young people in the workforce is critical to reducing our crime rate,” Sirois explained. “As a legislator, I will focus on returning vocational and technical training to our public schools.  We need to get young people prepared to participate in the workforce.”

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