MEET CEDRICK

Cedrick Thomas is a Riviera Beach resident bringing years of experience and leadership to the table.  He spent 19 years as a Certified Law Enforcement Officer, nine years of experience as a City Councilman, nine years of experience as a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Commissioner; and nine years of experience as a Utility District Board member. Additionally, in 2012 he served as a State and National Delegate for the Democratic National Convention and is a proud small business owner.

 

Cedrick has been awarded numerous accreditations and awards for his tireless service and dedication to the community.  He held the position of Union Rep for International Union of Police Associations and was instrumental in making positive changes within the Riveria Beach Police Department.  He also received the Meritorious Award for Outstanding Service.  He founded the Child Crisis Home Intervention Program Society Inc. (C.C.H.I.P.S. Inc), a program dedicated to preventing at-risk youth from being trapped in the school to prison pipeline.

 

Other Accomplishments:

  • Nominated to serve on the Governor’s Task Force Board

  • Second Vice President of the Caucus of Black Elected Officials in 2008 

  • Coached for Cedrick Charters Heat Youth basketball team

  • Former member of Florida League of Cities

  • Served on the Home Rule Board

  • Member of Bishop Richard Allen Masonic Lodge #11

  • Member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

  • Former member of the Palm Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Former member of Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

 

His experience in law enforcement and business gave him an ear and a heart for the people.  He understands what citizens need during difficult times, and will carry their voices with him as a Representative. 

He comes to the table with an open ear to listen and fresh ideas on what can be done to make decisions with sound judgment. His door remains open for community involvement in every step of the process. It’s time for a change. No more broken promises made over and over is over.  It's time for a leader with purpose, direction, and a heart for the people.

 

Cedrick and his wife Tamika have been happily married for 14 years and are the proud parents of their daughter Jazmun.  

 

"If You're Fed Up...Send Ced Up"