VIERA, Fla. – Brevard County Commissioner Bryan Lober is stepping down.
In a resignation letter dated Monday to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Lober said a close relative died and he “must take time to be with my family as we grieve.”
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Lober’s resignation is effective Friday.
He has asked DeSantis to appoint his replacement.
Lober also wrote that being a commissioner gives him less time to be a lawyer.
In 2019, Lober represented David Isnardi, who was married to a county commissioner, when the former Palm Bay deputy city manager was charged in a corruption scandal.
Lober said it was not a conflict of interest.
Lober said he also did nothing wrong regarding his office spending nearly $40,000 on his county-issued purchasing card, nearly three times more than all the other commissioners combined.
Commissioners last month agreed to audit their cards.
“I don’t think we should be (putting) computers and these types of things on our P-cards,” Commissioner Rita Pritchett said.
Commission candidate Joey Cholewa addressed Lober’s spending too during the February meeting.
Lober responded saying Cholewa was spreading misinformation.
Tuesday, Cholewa addressed Lober’s resignation letter.
“It is your commitment to the people that you ensure that you spend their money responsibly,” he said.
[READ BELOW: Lober resignation letter]
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