Council Member Announces Bid for Mayor in West Melbourne

A West Melbourne Council member has announced their intention to run for mayor of Brevard County’s 4th largest city… behind Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville. Andrea Young… who has been on the West Melbourne City Council since 2009, wants the job currently held by Hal Rose, who has had that job since 2007. Rose’s latest term as Mayor of West Melbourne ends in 2024. He would have to resign as mayor if he gets the job as a new County Commissioner to replace Kristine Zonka, who resigned from the commission to become the administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Brevard. Rose is one of a number of people who have indicated that they want the job, but he also says he plans to serve out his term if he doesn’t get it. Rose also said he will not seek reelection to another four-year term as mayor, and Young said she would not have filed to run for mayor if Rose had indicated that he was going to run for reelection next year.