Harry C. Goode Jr.
|Harry C. Goode Jr.|
|51st and 54th Mayor of Melbourne, Florida|
November 13, 1979 – November 4, 1986
|Preceded by||Vernon L. Dicks|
|Succeeded by||Joseph F. Mullins Jr.|
November 2, 2004 – November 6, 2012
|Preceded by||John A. Buckley|
|Succeeded by||Kathleen Meehan|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 33rd district|
|Preceded by||Marilyn Evans-Jones|
|Succeeded by||Marvin R. Couch|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 31st district|
|Preceded by||Charlie Roberts|
|Succeeded by||Mitch Needelman|
March 6, 1938|
|Died||December 28, 2013
Republican (switched on April 27, 1998)
|Children||Harry C. Goode, III|
|Alma mater||Florida Southern College,
|Occupation||Sporting goods merchant|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1961–1963|
Harry C. Goode Jr. (March 6, 1938 – December 28, 2013) was a six-term mayor of Melbourne, Florida from 1979 to 1986 and 2004 to 2012. He was a member of the Florida House of Representatives for 14 years. He represented the 33rd district from 1986 to 1992, and the 31st district from 1992 to 2000. He served as a Democrat until April 27, 1998, when he switched parties and became a Republican. At the time of his death, he served on the Melbourne City Council, representing District 3.
Early life and family
Goode was the son of Harry C. Goode Sr., who served on the Melbourne City Council and Katherine Goode. He was the grandson of Captain Alexander J. Goode. He was the great-grandson of Richard W. Goode, who served as the 12th mayor of Melbourne in 1905. He was the second-great-grandson of John Goode, one of the first settlers of Melbourne.
He was owner and President of Harry Goode's Outdoor Shop on East New Haven Avenue until his retirement.
He was elected mayor on November 13, 1979 and served until 1986. He was a member of the Florida League of Cities from 1979 to 1986. He was a member of the US Conference of Mayors from 1980 to 1986. He was a member of the Florida House of Representatives representing the 33rd district from 1986 to 1992 and the 31st district from 1992 to 2000.
He was elected mayor again on November 2, 2004 and served until 2012.
- Florida Institute of Technology Corporation, Board of Directors
- Space Coast Science Center, Board of Directors
- Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Advisory Board
- Friends of the Scrub Jay, Board Member
- Florida-Columbia Partners
- Florida Association of Community Health Centers, 'Legislator of the Year Award', 1998
- Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, 'Florida Conservation Award', 1998
- Florida League of Cities, 'Defender of Home Rule Award', 1996
- East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 'Legislative Appreciation Award', 1993
- Brevard Home Builders and Contractors Association Outstanding Legislative Efforts Award 1993
- Florida Association of Realtors, 'Legislator of the Year Award', 1991
- Florida Association of Retarded Citizens 'Outstanding Representative', 1990
- Florida Conservation Association Legislative Session Award 1988
- Florida League of Cities, 'Quality Floridian Award', 1987
Vernon L. Dicks
|Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
Joseph F. Mullins Jr.
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 33rd
Marvin R. Couch
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 31st
John A. Buckley
|Mayor of Melbourne, Florida