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Calen Fretts

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Calen Fretts
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 1
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
ProfessionSmall business owner
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Calen Fretts was a 2012 Libertarian candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Florida.[1] He was defeated in the general election by incumbent Jeff Miller.[2]


Fretts was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Courtland, Virginia. He earned his Bachelor's degree in computer science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).[3]

Fretts is a web developer. He has worked in entrepreneurial web programming and as an IT Specialist with the Virginia Department of Transportation. He also co-founded a web development company in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as the IT Director and adviser.[3]

Fretts also served as the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Okaloosa County.[3]



See also: Florida's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Fretts ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 1st District. Fretts sought the nomination on the Libertarian ticket.[4] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. He was defeated in the general election by incumbent Jeff Miller.[5]

U.S. House, Florida District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Miller Incumbent 69.6% 238,440
     Democratic James Bryan 27.1% 92,961
     Libertarian Calen Fretts 3.3% 11,176
     Write-In William Drummond II 0% 17
Total Votes 342,594
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Fretts' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Fretts lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Fretts' campaign committee raised a total of $15,251 and spent $14,962.[6]


Fretts is married.[3]

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