Brevard County Public Defender

Many people ask questions of Ken as he is out in the community and often these questions have to do with what the Public Defender does and what area it covers.  This position is the Public Defender of Seminole County AND the Public Defender of Brevard County.  These two counties are referred to as the 18th Judicial Circuit.  You can view more information by clicking on the Role of Public Defender button at the top of the page.

Your Brevard County Public Defender Candidate Attends Seafood Festival

Ever since Ken was a little boy growing up along the banks of the St. Johns River he has loved good Florida seafood.  The Rhoden’s have a long-standing family tradition of holding big shrimp fries for as many as 25 friends and family.  Ken takes pride in every step from purchasing  the freshest Florida Pinks, to cleaning them, dusting them in the secret Rhoden Recipe coating, and frying them to a golden brown.

This past weekend Ken spent 2 days at the Grant Seafood Festival.  Despite the blowing wind the crowds were out and everyone enjoyed the fantastic food, craft show, book sale, and the music.   On Sunday there was a flyover by an interesting experimental aircraft before the Pledge of Allegiance.  Ken ate shrimp, fritters, sweet puppies, and fish and even picked up a used book by Dante for a great price to support the Festival.  CFN News 13 (Channel 13) even borrowed Ken’s tent to help demonstrate how windy it was on Sunday!

Volunteers for the Vote Rhoden team collected ballot petitions and gave out information about your Brevard County Public Defender candidate.    A special shout-out to the United State Veterans for National Security Inc. who were in attendance at the Festival.

All proceeds from the Grant Seafood Festival are put back into the community of Grant. Their projects include a Scholarship Fund, the Grant Library, and the Grant Historical House.  This year the Festival was sponsored by local State Farm agents.

Seminole County Public Defender Candidate

Many people ask questions of Ken as he is out in the community and often these questions have to do with what the Public Defender does and what area it covers.  This position is the Public Defender of Seminole County AND the Public Defender of Brevard County.  These two counties are referred to as the 18th Judicial Circuit.  You can view more information by clicking on the Role of Public Defender button at the top of the page.

Ken Rhoden: Gone to the Dogs?

Sunday, February 26, was Cocoa Village‘s Paws in the Park celebration which rounded out the weekend of Mardi Gras fun and frivolity!   The Vote Rhoden Crew was out in force at the dog-centric event gathering petitions and meeting the 2 legged and 4 legged visitors.   There was a Parade of Pets, a costume contest, and even a King & Queen of Paws in the Park were crowned.   Ken was greeted enthusiastically by both humans and canines.  This is a must-add for next year if you are an animal lover.  (Oh, and by the way, it is FREE!)

Here’s a photo of the rescued poodle that is Ken’s campaign helper! (He was rescued through Coastal Poodle Rescue.)

Phinneas was rescued through Coastal Poodle Rescue

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Candidate for Brevard County Public Defender, Ken, and his crew of supporters let the good times roll at Cocoa Village’s Mardi Gras parade and celebration!  Saturday evening the Vote Rhoden Mobile (a great old Chevy pickup with almost 200,000 miles!) was jazzed up in gold, green and purple foil, balloons, and tulle – oh, and some great lights, too!   With 10 people riding in the built-by-Ken safety rail lined truck bed there were over 3,000 beads thrown out just from Ken’s group!   Thanks to Chris & Julia for driving and riding co-pilot, to Barbara & Cathy for joining the group, and to all the great volunteers who rode along.  As the only candidate participating in the parade this year the crew was well received all along the parade route.  Of course the honorable  Michael Blake,  Mayor of Cocoa was present in his best Mardi Gras finery and we were lucky to have him visit several times during staging and after the parade was over.  The photos don’t do this experience justice but they are all we have to share!  (A special Thank You to everyone who signed Ballot Petitions for us before the parade!)