Always Remember and Honor, says Rhoden, Brevard County Public Defender Candidate 2012

“Thank you to all the military personnel past, presently active, and those that are enlisting.  Your service to our country is honorable and appreciated.  God bless you as you look back and remember, as you walk in your service, and as you anticipate serving in the future. ” Ken Rhoden, May 28, 2012

This morning Ken posted the below comment on Facebook and wanted to share it with you, here on the website as well:

“I cannot say it better than President Lincoln”,
“…that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion…
We honor the dead by preserving the freedom they died to give us.”

Wikipedia does a good job summarizing this special holiday:  “Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.”

Brevard County Festival: Runaway Country

Brevard County is hosting a fantastic music festival this weekend – Runaway Country.   This is a three day country music extravaganza in Wickham Park.   Take a look at the layout of the event – it is huge!

Runaway Country Banner

Below is the published list of performances – the Space Coast has some big stars visiting this weekend!   Ken is going to be volunteering at The Women’s Center on Saturday and has family time on Sunday so he won’t be able to attend but send an email to let your Candidate for the Brevard County Public Defender 2012 election know who you saw perform and how you liked it!


Friday May 4th, 2012
Space Coast Main Stage

3:00PM National Anthem & Presentation
of Colors w/Colton James
3:30PM Blake Wise w/All About Nothing
5:00PM Alex Hayes
6:30PM Steve Holy
8:00PM LoCash Cowboys
9:30PM Kellie Pickler

Longboard Stage

4:30PM Colton James
6:00PM Soul Circus Cowboys
7:30PM Michael Wright
9:00PM Tobacco Rd Band
11:00PM Tobacco Rd Band

Saturday May 5th, 2012
– Doors Open at Noon

Space Coast Main Stage

12:45PM National Anthem & Presentation
of Colors w/Julia Faith
1:00PM Megan Stuart
1:45PM J.Collins
3:00PM Soul Circus Cowboys
4:40PM Ashton Shepherd
6:00PM Jake Owen
7:30PM Chris Young
9:30PM Big $ Rich

Longboard Stage

2:30PM Amber Leigh
4:00PM Neon Truckers
5:30PM Lone Hymnal
7:00PM Samantha Russell Band
8:30PM Jill’s Cashbox
11:00PM Neon Truckers

Sunday May 6th, 2012
– Doors Open at Noon

Space Coast Main Stage

12:45PM National Anthem & Presentation
of Colors w/Colton James
1:30PM Suite Caroline
2:10PM Tom Jackson
3:30PM Michael Ray
5:00PM Randy Travis
6:30PM Brantley Gilbert
8:30PM Alan Jackson

Longboard Stage

3:00PM Mark D Moore
4:30PM Dustin Seymour
6:00PM Jill’s Cashbox
7:45PM Randy McNeeley
10:15 Acoustic Encore Jam

Rubio Interview from Fox News

For those of you that are interested, you can view the full interview of Marc Rubio by Fox’s Bret Baier on the Fox News website.  The interview is a bit over 30 minutes long and covers a range of topics.  Take a look when you have a minute.

About Ken: Ken Rhoden is a Brevard County Public Defender 2012 election candidate and a Seminole County Public Defender 2012 election candidate (18th Judicial Circuit covers both counties). He has resided in Brevard since 1975 and having been born in Jacksonville, he is a true Florida native. Ken graduated from BCC, UCF, and FSU School of Law and has been practicing law in Brevard for over 26 years. Twelve of those years as an Assistant Public Defender and the rest as a partner at the largest criminal and largest family law firm in the county: Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley. You can call Ken on his personal cell phone at 321-368-3151 if you have any questions or comments.

Moore Heritage Festival Attended by 2012 Public Defender Candidate

The 9th Annual Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities
April 17-21, 2012

Ken Rhoden attended the festival in Mims on Saturday, April 21.  The crowd enjoyed the festival and all the activities including live entertainment, health fair, food & craft vendors, and tours of the Moore Family Home replica.  The Moore Heritage Festival is presented by The Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc. and was held at the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park (Freedom Avenue, Mims, FL).   Ken extends his thanks to everyone who stopped to say hello and offer their congratulations on his recent qualification by petition.

Information from the festival website:
Mission Statement
The Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities strives to promote awareness, appreciation, and celebration of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore’s lives and their unique contributions to the early civil rights movement; the preservation of African American culture and local heritage; and creation of a family-oriented atmosphere.
Vision Statement
To educate and enlighten local, national, and international visitors by exploring the legacy of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore and other local contributors to history and culture through the Arts and Humanities.
Justice, Unity, Education, Change, Equality

The Women's Center Hosts Workshop, Your 2012 Brevard Public Defender Election Candidate Volunteers to Speak on Legal Issues


The Women’s Center is hosting a workshop on the Legal Aspects of Divorce and Separation. The workshop will be Saturday, May 5 from 10am-Noon. Cost is $10, please RSVP. Attorney Ken Rhoden explains the legal rights of parties involved in separation or divorce. Includes fault/no fault divorce, spousal and child support, property settlement agreements, custody and visitation, distribution of property and retirement benefits. To RSVP or for more information contact the Women’s Center at 321.242.3110.

Ken Rhoden is a regular volunteer / workshop presenter for The Women’s Center.  Offering his extensive experience in family law in this way is just another example of his commitment to the community.  “Any domestic issues are upsetting to the family unit and in such times it is important that those involved have the information they need to make the decisions that are best for their families.” says Ken, adding, “These workshops are just one small thing I can do to give back to my community.