My wife, Debra, along with our 3 children moved to West Melbourne in 1997.  I have lived in the greater Melbourne area since 1960. Following high school I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  After my honorable discharge in 1978 I joined Harris Corporation.  While working full-time I attended college and obtained my B.S. degree in 1988.  Harris has provided me with extensive training and work experience in a wide range of fields including: engineering, program management, business development, and engineering management.  My current position is senior engineering manager over 80 engineering professionals.  I have dedicated much of my free time in the last several years to community assistance organizations including: United Way, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Space coast Early Intervention Center, Hacienda Girls Ranch, and the Salvation Army. 

Positions  currently held: Senior Vice Commandant Brevard County Marine Corps League, Executive Officer Space Coast Youne Marines, West Melbourne City Council, Board Member Space Coast League of Cities, Board Member West Melbourne Police Pension Fund, President Ashley Manor Homeowners Association, Deacon Bethany Ministries and husband to my wife Debbie for the last 37 years. 
I believe my strong management skills and current City Council experience will continue to be a significant value to the city and I welcome the opportunity to continue making a difference in my local community.
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 Pat Bentley does not accept donations, public or private. He is 100% self-funded, removing any appearance of improprieties.  Pat Bentley's previously successful campaigns for West Melbourne City Council in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2016 were also self-funded.