Economics PhD – A Professional – An Advocate

Economics PhD – A Professional – An Advocate

Marcie Adkins has a deep love for Brevard County since she first moved here as a child, 53 years ago in 1967. She attended Ocean Breeze Elementary, Hoover Junior High, and graduated from Melbourne High school in 1977.

She is has been a long-time community leader and has served as an active member of Boy Scouts of America for 9 years, various homeschooling groups for 16 years, an Advisory Board member for UF IFAS Agricultural Extension for 10 years, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority alumnae, and the Board of Directors for the University Boxing Club.

Professionally, Marcie has worked as a professional economist and holds a PhD from the University of Florida. She has worked for businesses, local and state government and operated her own consulting firm for 27 years.

She is a second amendment advocate, a member of the National Rifle Association and a long-standing member of the Florida Frontiersmen gun club.

The main issue that prompted Marcie to run is that she could see that the incumbent lacked integrity, respect for others and a willingness to collaborate in the manner he handled CS/HS 7087 during the past legislative session. In addition, as a PhD economist, she believes she is well suited to help foster the state’s economic growth. Her love of nature prompts her to protect our natural resources which undergird our tourism industry. In particular, her key priority of working to restore the Indian River Lagoon to at least resemble the vibrant ecosystem of her youth is of paramount importance. Elder care and their protection is also a key issue for Marcie as her own mother has advanced Alzheimer’s disease.

Marcie has lived with her husband, Theo, on their small farm in Valkaria for the past 24 years. They enjoy their border collie, Oreo, and their various farm animals, especially their loud rooster, “Bartholo-Roo”. They enjoy the beach, running, half-marathons, triathlons and yoga. Her son Jacob, is a second year student Computer Science and Applied Mathematics double major at New College of Florida in Sarasota.

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