The following was posted on the Reform Party’s website on March 10th:
Reform Party member Cleave Drummond has announced he will run for Florida’s Second Congressional District’s seat in the 2014 elections, which is currently held by Republican Steve Southerland. He is the first Reform Party member to announce his candidacy for the 2014 Federal Elections. Mr. Drummond will have more than seventeen months to campaign.
“I learned that it’s best to start early,” said Mr. Drummond.
Cleave Drummond is a self-employed web and graphic designer. Originally a Democrat, he joined the Reform Party several years ago when he realized the establishment didn’t have America’s best interests at heart. His platform calls for fiscal responsibility, economic sustainability and ethics reform.
Mr. Drummond ran as a write-in during the 2012 elections. During that election, he was able to participate in three debates. During that campaign, he did not do as well as he would have liked, but hopes to do better since he has gained an early start, and has campaign experience from his previous run.
Currently Mr. Drummond is looking for campaign staff, which currently consists of his wife and son with occasional support of other Reform Party members, and building infrastructure necessary to win a political campaign.
Cleave Drummond will make his first scheduled campaign appearance at the Bonifay’s Down Home Street Festival on March 16-17.