Melbourne Council, District 1
OK, last of the Melbourne districts... The candidates in District 1 are:
* Richard P. Contreras
* Mike Nowlin
Only one website this time, and an official (boring) one. But I guess I know he is the incumbant from that. The Florida Today summary
comes to the rescue again... Well, it really didn't give much info. Contreras is in the office right now and wants more police and fire protection. Nowlin is concerned about growth.
I did find one more thing on Contreras. A blog called Noded
had a mention that during the hurricanes Contreras was very active keeping people updated on the local situation via some of the online forums at floridatoday.com. The author of the blog says that he thinks people will remember Contreras come election time. Well, OK.
I didn't of course actually see any of his communication during the hurricane, but his experience shows in his answer to the Florida Today questions, and Nowlin doesn't provide a strong argument to give him a chance instead.
My vote: Richard P. Contreras