I am passionate about these issues:

INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GROWTH

Infrastructure and proper planning are a top priority for me as it is the way Brevard County will manage its future growth. This includes water delivery, sewer and traffic control. New septic systems need to be minimized that will be near waterways that lead to the Indian River Lagoon. Existing roadways need to be updated to accommodate the increase in traffic. This would include coordination with the School District to reduce traffic loops and wait times during peak hours of travel.

CENTRALIZE
SCHOOL SECURITY

As a retired police officer, I know the importance of providing a safe atmosphere for all citizens whether they are at home, work or at school. I supported a program in West Melbourne where the Brevard County Sheriff, Wayne Ivey, provided security to our schools. Since this was a success, I would work the Sheriff to come up with a process to implement that program county wide.

FLOOD
RISK REDUCTION

Flood Risk Reduction is a major concern for our homeowners and businesses in District 3. The skyrocketing insurance costs will continue with storm losses across the state. I will work to mitigate those losses in our district with proactive measures to properly fund and maintain those efforts. Flooding losses affect insurance premiums by area, not single locations.

FIRE
SERVICE FEES

Recently the Commission raised Fire Services Fees by 29%. I went before the Commission and argued that the taxation process was not proper and that the burden of those fees put the City of West Melbourne in a “Donor” role to the County. I would work to restructure the fees to make the taxation more equitable while providing the funding for fire infrastructure. This would include finding new revenue sources without increasing taxes to the community.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS!

US Navy VETERAN, retired POLICE OFFICER, current CITY COUNCIL MEMBER and a SMALL BUSINESS OWNER here in Brevard County

John Dittmore and Wife

I reside in West Melbourne with my wife of over 20 years, Cyndy, and our little guy Max the Chihuahua-Australian Terrier. Cyndy and I enjoy spending time with family and many friends, and of course staying active with Max.

I am a US Navy Veteran, retired Police Officer, and a small business owner here in Brevard County. After retiring with 20 years as a police officer, I accepted a position as a Police Advisor and was embedded with a US Army Police Mentoring Team in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. After that deployment I accepted a similar position in Port-au-Prince Haiti to conduct training for the Haitian National Police (PNH).

After my deployments I returned to civilian life and got involved with my community as a board member on the Hammock Lakes Homeowners Association.

In 2017 I was approached and asked to lead an effort in the West Melbourne Community to respond to an unfavorable redistricting of our school children. This effort was successful which had residents in the community encouraging me to run for West Melbourne City Council.

I was then elected in 2018 and later was selected by the council to serve as Deputy Mayor for two consecutive terms. In 2022 I was elected again by the residents of West Melbourne to serve a 2nd term on the Council.  *I believe in the core conservative values of Accountability, Transparency and Following the Law* and have over 30 years of public service and wish to continue to represent the residents of Brevard County.

Thank you for your support!

Narcotics-Gang Investigation 2008
Afghan School Visit 2010
Afghan Police Training 2010
Haitian Orphanage 2011

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