BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Former Port Canaveral Executive Director and Commissioner Malcolm “Mac” McLouth has announced he will run as a Republican for the open District 5 Port Canaveral Commission seat that is being vacated by Tom Weinberg.
Weinberg, a two-term District 5 Port Canaveral Commissioner, announced last month that we won’t seek re-election later this year.
McLouth’s expertise and experience at Port Canaveral go back more than 51 years when in 1967 as a first-term port commissioner, McLouth proposed that the authority make a pitch to the then brand new Walt Disney World as its “outlet to the sea” for both goods and people.
In the six decades since, McLouth has been a visionary and loyal servant to the development and success of Port Canaveral, which is now the second busiest cruise port in the world – and a major economic driver for the region.
McLouth was honored for his service by Port Canaveral in 1995 by putting his name on the Malcolm E. McLouth Fishing Pier at Jetty Park, which is a landmark 1,200-foot public fishing pier at the opening to the channel into the Atlantic Ocean.
McLouth said he decided to run at the urging of other port commissioners and trusted friends who often rely and call upon his intimate institutional knowledge and enthusiasm for Port Canaveral.
“I feel that I have a lot to offer Port Canaveral and I’m at the peak of my knowledge, energy and understanding of where the port has come from, where it is now and where it needs to be in the future,” said McLouth.
Currently, there are two other registered candidates for this year’s election to the Port Canaveral District 5 seat.
Candidates include Maurice Boudreau, a Democrat who resides in Merritt Island and is president of the East Merritt Island Homeowners Association; and Republican Robyn Hattaway, an attorney from Merritt Island who was a candidate for Brevard County Commission in District 2, but dropped out of that race and entered the Port Canaveral commission race.
Canaveral Port Authority District 5 includes Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral.
Two other Port Canaveral commissioners are also up for re-election this year including District 3’s Wayne Justice and Jerry Allender of District 1. Currently, there are no other candidates in either race.
The other port commissioners include Bob Harvey of District 4 and Micah Loyd of District 2.
Contact information for Mac McLouth:
Campaign contributions may be sent to:
Malcolm “Mac” McLouth Campaign Fund
c/o: Barry Dupuis
3613 S.Banana River Blvd. unit 502
Cocoa Beach, Fl 32931
Paid for and approved by Malcolm McLouth, Republican for Canaveral Port Authority, District 5.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV PROFILE: MALCOLM “MAC” MCLOUTH, a driving force of the progress of Port Canaveral since the 1970s, has served as a port commissioner nine times and as the CEO for four years. McLouth, a civil engineer, has devoted a large part of his career to the creation and advancement of Port Canaveral and is now running again for the District 5 seat. See story: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/04/watch-mac-mclouth-driving-force-for-progress-of-port-canaveral-for-more-than-50-years/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Friday, April 20, 2018
WATCH: Malcolm "Mac" McLouth, a candidate for the Port Canaveral District 5 seat, discusses his vision for the future of Port Canaveral, along with the challenges that the port is facing in the next few years. See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/04/watch-canaveral-port-authority-candidate-mac-mclouth-details-his-vision-for-port-canaveral/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Dr. Duane De Freese, Executive Director of the Indian River Lagoon Council, and former Port Canaveral Commissioner Mac McLouth provide up-to-date information about the Indian River Lagoon from the Port Canaveral lock gates.
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Monday, April 23, 2018
WATCH: High atop Port Canaveral's Exploration Tower, Malcolm "Mac" McLouth discusses the business of cargo at Port Canaveral and how short-sea shipping can benefit Port Canaveral and the Central Florida Region. See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/05/watch-mac-mclouth-talks-about-how-short-sea-shipping-can-benefit-port-canaveral-and-brevard-community/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Saturday, May 5, 2018
WATCH: Mac McLouth, a Republican candidate for Port Canaveral Commission District 5, talks about the importance of replacing the old Florida State Road 401 drawbridge at the port. See more: https://goo.gl/RJ4DbQ
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Saturday, June 30, 2018
WATCH: Port Canaveral Commission Candidate Mac McLouth explains his action plan to cause millions of gallons of fresh ocean water to flow into the Indian River Lagoon in an effort to reduce the brown algae which is plaguing Brevard’s most precious body of water. See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/06/watch-port-canaveral-commission-candidate-mac-mclouth-details-his-plan-to-clean-the-lagoon-now/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Malcolm "Mac" McLouth, a Republican candidate for the Canaveral Port Authority District 5, talks about the importance of maintaining the port's channel and the beach renourishment programs, which are largely funded by the federal government. (Paid political advertisement for Mac McLouth, Republican candidate for Canaveral Port Authority District 5) See more: https://goo.gl/1zxYL2
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Port Canaveral expert Mac McLouth explains the details and history surrounding the 9.6 acres of property at Jetty Park owned by Brevard County that is an integral part of the highly popular beachfront park used by hundreds of thousands of people annually. See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/05/watch-mac-mclouth-urges-port-canaveral-commission-to-save-popular-beachfront-jetty-park-land/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Port Canaveral Commission candidate Malcolm “Mac” McLouth recently provided an update on Jetty Park and encouraged the Brevard County Commission to ratify the Port's purchase of Jetty Park land. See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/07/watch-mac-mclouth-urges-brevard-commission-to-ratify-sale-of-popular-beachfront-jetty-park-land/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Friday, July 6, 2018
Malcolm "Mac" McLouth, a Republican candidate for Canaveral Port Authority District 5, talks about his desire to open and flush the lagoon and why the Port should review its plan to open the Cove area to the channel. (Paid political advertisement for Mac McLouth, Republican candidate for Canaveral Port Authority District 5. ) See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/08/watch-port-commission-candidate-mac-mclouth-talks-about-cleaning-the-lagoon-reviewing-cove-plan/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Tuesday, August 7, 2018
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Former Port Canaveral Executive Director and Commissioner Malcolm “Mac” McLouth announces he will run for the open District 5 Port Canaveral Commission seat. See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/03/watch-malcolm-mac-mclouth-announces-run-for-district-5-port-canaveral-commission-seat/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Mac McLouth talks about the history of Port Canaveral and the The Malcolm E. McLouth Fishing Pier at Jetty Park, which has reopened after repairs because of damages caused by Hurricane Matthew last October. See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/01/malcolm-e-mclouth-fishing-pier-at-jetty-park-reopens-after-hurricane-matthew-repairs/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Sunday, January 29, 2017
GOODBYE MILLIKEN'S – HELLO GATOR'S DOCKSIDE: Malcolm "Mac" McLouth, a Republican candidate for Canaveral Port Authority District 5, provides an update on the new Gators Dockside restaurant at Port Canaveral, the port's Masterplan regarding the Cove and how McLouth's alternate Cove plan would save Port Canaveral millions, keep the traffic flowing at the port, all while helping to clean the lagoon. (Paid political advertisement for Mac McLouth, Republican candidate for Canaveral Port Authority District 5) See more: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/08/mac-mclouth-port-update-gators-dockside-to-replace-millikens-cleaning-the-lagoon-and-cove-solution/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Thursday, August 16, 2018