March 6, 2015 – This week, citizen candidate Drew Curtis proposed a bold new governing philosophy for the state of Kentucky: actually do what’s good for the people instead of what special interest groups want. I’ve attached it for your convenience, but you may also follow the hyperlink above to read it on his website.
I’m Heather Chapman, Drew’s director of communications. He doesn’t do breathless prose and neither do I. So here’s the important stuff:
Drew is running for governor as an independent citizen candidate because he’s tired of partisan gridlock in Frankfort, and he doesn’t believe meaningful change can ever come from within. The Citizen Candidate movement is a nationwide response to politics as usual. Regular people—not career politicians—are stepping up to run for office, with common sense and independence from outside influence as their only ideology.
Maybe it sounds like a pipe dream, but Bob Healey, a political activist and educator, got 22 percent of the vote for governor of Rhode Island last year, and he only spent $35 to do it. And that’s just one example among many.
As the owner of Fark.com, Drew has the name recognition, the business sense and the vision to make a big impact in this race. Fark is the sixth-largest driver of social media traffic on the internet, right behind Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit and Pinterest. His candidacy has already been covered by The Daily Beast, Fox News, HuffPo, the Lexington Herald-Leader, and many others. And he’s running to win—making a point is just a bonus.
But every campaign needs a solid ideological bedrock, especially if it doesn’t come prepackaged from the Republicans or Democrats. So check out Drew’s governing philosophy and introductory issues page here. In the coming weeks, we will be publishing in-depth position pieces on topics such as coal, gay marriage, infrastructure, and pensions.
You can also find out press kit here: http://drewcurtis.com/press_kit
Director of Communications
Drew Curtis for Governor
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