Republican Tyler Sirois has received the endorsement of the Business Voice Political Committee, a group representing a broad cross-section of Brevard County businesses and entrepreneurs, in his quest to be elected to the House District 51 seat, his campaign announced.

Five candidates are running for the seat opening up because incumbent Republican state Rep. Tom Goodson is leaving due to term limits. So far, only Sirois, of Merritt Island, and Democrat Mike Blake of Cocoa have qualified for the ballot. Also running are Cocoa Mayor Henry Parrish, a Republican; Thomas O’Neill, a Republican; and Shain Honkonen, who is running as an independent candidate.

In a letter to Sirois, Business Voice Political Committee Chairman Larry McIntyre and Executive Director Kathryn Rudloff jointly declared that “due to your commitment to bring common sense leadership to Tallahassee and support local job creators, we believe you are the right choice to represent the Space Coast.”

HD 51 includes Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, and Rockledge in Brevard County.

“On the Space Coast, job creators and employers want to see a greater emphasis placed on vocation and technical skills in our public schools,” Sirois stated in a news release. “Parents want their kids prepared to enter the workforce and participate in the economy. The support of Business Voice underscores the importance of this message, and I am grateful for their support.”

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