|William "Cleave" Drummond II|
|U.S. House, Florida, District 2|
He was a 2012 Independent Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 1st congressional district of Florida. He was defeated in the general election by incumbent Jeff Miller.
Drummond earned a Commercial Art certification from Nicholas Co. Vocational Technical Center in June of 1982. He has worked as a sign painter, screen printer, website designer and a game tester and designer.
Drummond's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "That is the number one problem right now. There are not enough jobs to go around. The nation and this area are suffering for that. We need to attract more jobs to this area in a way that will benefit all that live here, in other words, give them a job. If we have more jobs and more people working, then we are going to have a stronger economy as a whole. "
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "I want to make sure that OUR Government is in order. If we as taxpayers, home owners and renters have to make sure everything is paid for, then the Government has to as well. I am not talking about the U.S. Government borrowing its way to payday, I am talking about going back to a time when there is a surplus."
- The Economy
- Excerpt: "You will notice that the three issues that I have touched on have all been dealing with the economy and its lack of growth. We need to see that people are able to safely travel though our area, and the only way to do that is with a strong and working rail, road, and seaway system. If we have those systems in place, then we can see strong job growth, not only in maintaining that system but with new jobs as well. With those jobs, you have people that pay taxes and those taxes, not debt, is what is needed to make the entire country prosper."
Drummond is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 2nd District. Drummond is running as a Reform Party candidate. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
Drummond ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 1st District. Drummond sought the nomination on the Independent Party ticket. 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.
|U.S. House, Florida District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jeff Miller Incumbent||69.6%||238,440|
|Write-In||William Drummond II||0%||17|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Drummond's reports.
|Cleave Drummond (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|U.S. House, Florida, District 1, 2012 - Cleave Drummond Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$731,601|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$684,275|
|Top contributors to Cleave Drummond's campaign committee|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Campaign website, Issues
- Florida Secretary of State Candidate List" Accessed March 22, 2012
- ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
- Federal Election Commission "Cleave Drummond 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 29, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 29, 2013
- OpenSecrets "2012 Election" Accessed March 18, 2013
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