By Meagan McGone
BREVARD - Two candidates will compete this election season for state representative of District 51.
Republican candidate Steve Crisafulli and Democratic candidate Mike Blake will be on the ballot during the General Election on Nov. 6.
District 51 encompasses the municipalities of Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island, Rockledge, Cocoa, Canaveral Groves and Port St. John.
After several attempts to contact him, Mike Blake did not respond to this profile in time to meet the deadline.
Basic information about Mr. Crisafulli is as follows:
. Age: 41
. City: Merritt Island
. Years as resident: 41
. Occupation: agribusinessman (works as a real estate broker, builder, and also works with cattle and citrus)
. Education: Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida in Orlando
. Organizations affiliated with: Brevard County Farm Bureau Board of Directors (past president), Brevard Veteran's Council, KLD Youth Foundation Board of Directors, Leadership Brevard alumni, Space Coast Association of Realtors, Brevard County Home Builders and Contractors, Florida Cattlemen Association, Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Businesses
. Marital status: married to Kristen Leigh Crisafulli
. In 100 words, explain what makes you the best candidate for state representative of District 51: "Our state has faced some tough times in recent years. However, I am committed to facing Florida's challenges in a conservative and responsible manner that encourages economic growth and keeps government spending and taxes under control. I believe in a government that operates efficiently and effectively and spends your tax dollars wisely. Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to bring needed reforms to Florida's government. I will use my business background to bring a common sense approach to Tallahassee to address the challenges facing our state."
For more information, visit www.votebrevard.com.