Home Builders and Contractors Association

of Brevard General Election Endorsement List


After careful consideration and hours interviewing candidates, the HBCA Government Affairs committee has voted to endorse the following candidates running for political office.  We encourage everyone to exercise your Right to Vote and do so either during Early Voting Period October 27 through November 3; absentee ballot or at your precinct from 7 am to 7 pm on November 6thClick Here to visit the Supervisor of Elections website for polling information.


U.S. Senate                                        Rick Scott

Florida Cabinet Races

Governor                                            Ron DeSantis

Chief Financial Officer                    Jimmy Patronis

Attorney General                            Ashley Moody

Commissioner of Agriculture      Matt Caldwell


The Florida Home Builders Political Action Committee (FHB PAC) endorses the above state cabinets for the primary races.  The FHB PAC seeks to ensure a favorable environment for the home building industry.


Brevard County

State House of Representatives

District 50                                            Rene Plasencia

District 51                                            Tyler Sirois

District 52                                            Thad Altman

District 53                                            Randy Fine



District 14                                            Dorothy Hukill replacement Tom Wright


County Commission

District 2                                               Bryan Lober

District 4                                               Curt Smith


Brevard Public Schools – School Board

School Board District 1                   Misty Belford

School Board District 2                   Charles Parker

School Board District 5                   Katye Campbell


During the Florida Home Builders Leadership Conference the FHBA Board of Directors and Government Affairs leadership discussed and voted to Oppose Amendment 1, and voted to support Amendment 2. Both amendments impact the home building industry.  Below is a summary of the amendments and FHBA’s position to help YOU decide.



Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies. The amendment shall take effect January 1, 2019.

FHBA Position: Oppose Amendment 1

“The FHBA’s opposition to Amendment 1 is not related to its fundamental purpose, decreasing taxes and making homes more affordable. It is solely a reflection of out-of-control local government” said Rusty Payton, FHBA CEO. “Our opposition is rooted in the realization that many local governments are out of control and will attempt to fill any void in revenues by increasing impact fees and using them for purposes not allowed by law. Their actions will only exacerbate the home affordability crisis, the very thing the amendment is trying to help.”


Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to permanently retain provisions currently in effect, which limit property tax assessment increases on specified nonhomestead real property, except for school district taxes, to 10 percent each year. If approved, the amendment removes the scheduled repeal of such provisions in 2019 and shall take effect January 1, 2019.

FHBA Position: Support Amendment 2

“Permanently retaining the 10% limitation on tax increases for rental and other properties is good public policy,” said FHBA President, Bill Truex. “These provisions, which are already in effect, allow companies to use the savings on wages, capital investments and other business enhancement priorities. Voting to not continue the property tax cap would result in increased taxes, moving our economy backwards.