PALM BAY, Florida - Former two-term Palm Bay City Councilmember Kristine Isnardi announced her candidacy for Brevard County Commission District 5 on Wednesday. Isnardi, a Registered Nurse, wife and mother of 6, says she hopes to bring her record of fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency and efficiency to Brevard County’s southern district.
“After some serious consideration and long discussions with family and friends, I have decided to make a run for it,” Isnardi said. “We need strong and honest leadership, both in our country and at the local level. I feel very strongly about holding our government accountable to deliver what the people want.”
Isnardi served two terms on the Palm Bay City Council from 2007-2014. Palm Bay is the largest city in Brevard County with more than 109,000 residents. Isnardi touted her tenure on council as being most noted for her strong stance on pension reform and fiscal sustainability. Isnardi said in a release that she strongly believes in supporting public safety with responsible, efficient and sustainable service delivery. She is a proponent of investing in the foundations of infrastructure in order to drive economic development and job creation.
“I have never been a ‘yes’ person. I believe in order to represent the citizens fairly you must be unafraid of ‘upsetting the applecart’. Careful research and investigation into all issues is essential to responsible decision making and keeping the citizens informed is paramount.”
Brevard County District 5 is a hub for technology and innovation in terms of the economic profile. Isnardi hopes to diversify and grow the economy, in part by eliminating antiquated ordinances that hinder development. She also said that she is committed to finding feasible solutions to maintaining roads and infrastructure along with attracting new types of business such as retail, entertainment, arts, culture and eco-tourism.
Isnardi lives in Palm Bay with her husband and children. Her government experience includes roles on several boards including the Transportation Planning Organization, the Capital Outlay Committee and liaison for code enforcement. Isnardi also volunteers with numerous organizations that support the underserved and our veterans.