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Florida Whig Party Names New District Director

Florida Whig Party names Professor Wendell Griffith as District One Coalition Leader.

Ocala, FL, January 10, 2010 --( The Florida Whig Party’s executive committee announced today that Professor Wendell Griffith, PhD is now District Director for Florida’s Whig Party’s District #1.

District one consists of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, and Gulf counties in Florida.

Professor Griffith teaches American and European history at Northwest Florida State College and is known for his notorious “Constitution Test”. As a United States Marine in the 1970s, Wendell served as an Embassy Marine at Leningrad, USSR, followed by Caracas, Venezuela, and then in Madrid, Spain during the conclusion of the Franco regime. During the 1990s Professor Griffith served on the Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee and as President of the Republican Club of Okaloosa County. In 2009, Professor Griffith changed his voter registration to the Florida Whig Party, became a Coalition Leader, and immediately began organizing and holding meetings across the Panhandle with a wide range of Whigs. Wendell frequently leads public workshops on the United States Constitution, of which he is considered an expert, and in January 2010 will conduct a series of workshops regarding health care reform across the state.

About the Florida Whig Party:

Established in 1833, the Whigs are one of America's oldest mainstream political parties. They were the original party of Abraham Lincoln and four other U.S. Presidents.

Revived by Jeremy McShurley in late 2006, the Florida Whig party has quickly attracted thousands of members. They represent moderate voters from all walks of life that cherry-pick between traditional Democratic and Republican ideals in what has been called the Florida Whig Philosophy. This Ocala, FL-based Whig Party values common sense, rational solutions ahead of ideology and partisan bickering.

This includes general principles of fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and educational/scientific advancement.

Florida is the first state in the nation to achieve revived ballot access for Whig candidates. It was recently reported by Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, “there have been virtually no minor party candidates for U.S. House in Florida in the last ten years. No minor party has yet had as many as three candidates for U.S. House in any election year. The Libertarians had two in 2004, and the Reform Party had two in 2000. The Green Party has not had any in the last ten years. The most the Constitution Party ever had in any one year was one (one in 2002 and one in 2004). The Socialist Workers Party has not had any.”

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