Five Apply for Open KUA Board Seat

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., May 19, 9:45 am – Five Osceola County residents have submitted applications to serve on the Board of Directors of the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). The deadline for completed applications was May 14.
The candidates:
Fred Cumbie, Jr., 1875 Saha Court, is president of the law firm Overstreet Miles Ritch & Cumbie, P.A. He holds degrees from Florida State University College of Law and the University of South Florida. Cumbie is a 31-year resident of Osceola County and past president of the Osceola County Council on Aging, Inc.
Ronald Menke, 1841 W. Virginia Drive, is owner of Kissimmee Pro Dive. He holds two degrees from Valencia Community College. A former chief with the King’s Point Volunteer Fire Department and former captain with Orange County Fire Rescue, Menke is a five-year resident of Kissimmee.
Bruce Miller, 970 N. Bass Road, is assistant ranch manager at Disney’s Tri-Circle D Ranch. He holds a degree from Seminole Community College and is currently enrolled at the University of Central Florida. A reserve officer with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Miller is an 18-year resident of Osceola County.
Daniel Sexton, 1213 W. Oak Street, is manager and president of Kissimmee Florist. He holds degrees from North Carolina State University and Valencia Community College. Sexton currently serves on the City of Kissimmee’s Community Redevelopment Agency Board and is a 22-year resident of Osceola County.
Malcolm Thompson, 1730 Lee Janzen Drive, is a retired law enforcement officer and former SWAT team leader for the Kissimmee Police Department. He holds a MBA degree from Western States University and a degree in Social & Behavioral Science from the University of South Florida. Named the nation’s “Top Cop” in 1998 by the National Association of Police Organizations, Thompson is a 20-year resident of Kissimmee.
The KUA Board will interview the candidates at a public meeting at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 21. The Board will then select one candidate whose name will go before the Kissimmee City Commission on June 3 for final confirmation. The candidate confirmed by the City Commission will be sworn in at the Board’s October meeting and serve until September 30, 2008.
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s 6th largest community-owned utility serving 58,000 electric, water and internet customers in five Central Florida counties.
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Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Corporate Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116
cgent@kua.com