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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Party Celebrates FL Victory, MA Effort
Boulder, CO - America First Party members and leaders are celebrating a successful election cycle that saw the party elect its second member to public office. With the November 2nd election of Martin McClellan to the Port St. John Special District of the Brevard County Zoning Board, party members can brag that the AFP elected two-thirds of its candidates to public office in 2004. Earlier this year Jeffery W.T. Buck was elected to serve the voters of Framingham, MA.
National Chair Dan Charles stated, "In 2002 we started the America First Party with a clear understanding of the basic principle that you must win elections before you can govern. In 2002, we ran strongly, with more than half of our candidates earning between 15% and 25% of the vote. While we did not run many candidates this year, we remained focused on our goal of winning those elections. We now have two members who have been elected to public office. Both will serve their constituents well, based on America First principles. By actually winning elections and serving the voters well, the AFP will demonstrate to the American people that they can choose to put America First."
The newly elected Martin McClellan added, "My attitude is quite different from most who run for office. I will live up to my oath to protect and defend both the Florida and US Constitutions. As I promised my constituents, I will restore property rights, end improper use of eminent domain, and promote sound science when examining ecological issues. I look forward to helping my party build on this and Jeff's success."
In Massachusetts's 8th Suffolk District, Tom White ran for an open seat in the state legislature against a Democrat and a Republican--both of whom openly support the judicial tyranny of court ordered gay marriage. Mr. White ran on a platform of preserving traditional marriage between one man and one woman, fiscal responsibility, true education reform that empowers parents, and protecting Massachusetts jobs from both outsourcing and illegal immigration.
Mr. Charles added, "The party is very proud of Tom White's run. Despite getting a late start, being outspent 40 to 1 by his opponents, and running in a very liberal district that includes many Harvard University faculty, MIT, and Senator Kerry's Beacon Hill, Mr. White was viewed as a serious candidate by the mainstream press. He held his own at several three-way debates and proved several campaign techniques the party's candidates will use in the future. He ran smartly and with the courage of his convictions."
Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2