May 24th, 2022

State House Candidate and Vero Beach Mayor Robbie Brackett has been endorsed by Vero Beach Businessman Gene Waddell. This was announced in a Press Release that was put out on May 18th.

Below is the Press Release:

Vero Beach, Fla. – Today, Robert Brackett announced the endorsement of Vero Beach businessman Gene Waddell. Waddell, a former member of the Indian River County School Board, is president of Waddell & Williams Insurance Group in Vero Beach and holds the position of chairman of the Indian River Charter High School (IRCHS) Board of Directors.

“I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Mayor Robert Brackett as a member of the IRCHS Board of Directors,” said Gene Waddell. “He is ready to fight for parental rights and involvement in our public school system. In Tallahassee, I know he will serve as an advocate for school choice and greater transparency in what’s being taught to our young people.”

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“Gene has played an essential role in the development of Indian River County,” said Mayor Robert Brackett. “As a fellow Board member for IRCHS, it has been an honor to work with him to create a better environment for education and job creation. His support means a great deal to me.”

Brackett has served in a variety of positions in public service. He currently is the Mayor of Vero Beach and has earned high marks for being a fiscal conservative who shoots straight with the voters. Brackett has a long-time commitment to education and law enforcement and is a fierce defender of our Constitutional rights. The Brackett family has been operating businesses up and down the Treasure Coast for over 50 years. He and his wife Samantha live in Vero Beach and have three adult daughters.

Waddell’s endorsement is the latest announcement of support from a leading member of the district, including Public Defender Diamond Litty, Tax Collector Carole Jean Jordan, Property Appraiser Wesley Davis, and Vice Mayor Fred Jones of Sebastian.

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