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Trevor Drown | Russellville Small-business owner makes Senate run

By By Caroline Zilk SPECIAL SECTIONS WRITER

This article was published January 31, 2010 at 12:54 a.m.

— Trevor Drown has Russellville roots. His father taught school in town for 27 years. Drown graduated from high school in Russellville and attended Arkansas Tech University. However,

these days he says he is still settling back into the local

business community.

Drown served in the U.S.Army as a sergeant first class

Green Beret and as an intelligence officer and spent time in

Afghanistan, sometimes living among indigenous people.

“When you go and see what a country is like when

people don’t have democracy, you grow a huge apprecia

tion for what you have here,” he said.

That realization helped him make the decision last

July to run for the U.S. Senate.

On July 4, he made the announcement that he had

decided to run for office, but he left the decision of

which office up to his supporters. Drown allowed them

to vote on which seat they wanted him to pursue.

“Four hundred people voted, and 50 percent said,‘We

want you to run for the U.S. Senate,’” Drown said.

As the owner of American Vending, he still works full

time and is involved in the Russellville Area Chamber of

Commerce.

Drown wants to represent the state as an independent

because he believes the majority of Arkansans care more

about the values and character of the person they are

voting for than for the party the candidate represents.

“I have always been an independent,” he said.“I always

vote for the person, not the party.That is pretty much

the way Arkansas does it.” Drown said important issues for his campaign include the

economy and bringing jobs back to Arkansas and out-of

control government spending. He wants to bring an Arkansan

voice to the Senate and said that his campaign is going great.

“We have had overwhelming support from people all

over the state and all over the nation. Every time we

turn around, people are coming to us,” Drown said.

Drown has given guidance to people in other states

who would like to run for the Senate and other offices

independently, and he is not too worried about the financial

side of things.

“Up to this point, money has come in as we have needed

it,” Drown said.“Our focus has been more on a message

instead of fundraising. Up to this point, our strategy is

working great for us.”

One thing not many people know about you: Before I left for Afghanistan, I trained with packhorses.

Biggest fear: My children will not grow up enjoying the same freedoms I have.

River Valley Ozark, Pages 200 on 01/31/2010

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MartialArtist says... January 31, 2010 at 4:40 a.m.

Trevor may not be as polished as those primed to be professional politicians. The only one that will use his down home Arkansas personality against him will be his opposition in this race that not only affects Arkansas but the US of America. I know people are starting to understand the importance of having a "We The People" person in public office, and what they as people do, be they Arkansan or not in a US Senate race will either help or harm them as well. The Tea Party Patriot is a great example of people coming from all over the nation to support a person who will defend and protect our Constitution, not look for loop holes around it as they try and eliminate our Constitution in favor of am international type government where you and I will become slaves to the state.

If you have been asking yourself what you can do to reclaim the principles of liberty that laid the foundation of Arkansas and America then joining Drowns grassroots campaign is a great start. http:/trevordrown.ning.com

Electing Trevor Drown to the United States Senate presents an opportunity for you to tell the chosen few in both parties, that you've had enough. For you to tell the liberal leadership in Washington and our liberal Senator in Arkansas who voted against the people of this state that you’ve had enough of the hypocrisy and false promises they offer while we are faced with unemployment, more and more taxes, liberal health care reform and national security concerns, trillion dollar debt while ever increasing salaries are being paid to growing numbers of government employees with the tax dollars of recession-battered citizens of our Arkansas.

There’s too much at stake for you and your family not to get involved. Join us in holding Washington's feet to the fire, make them accountable as you send a strong message that you've had enough..

VOTE Trevor Drown, US Senate in 2010
Dare to Make a Difference!!
http:/trevordrown.ning.com

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MartialArtist says... January 31, 2010 at 5:01 a.m.

the URL above is pooched. http://trevordrown.ning.com maybe this one will work. The one above, for some obscure reason, ads an extra http to the front of the link.

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wasadoc says... January 31, 2010 at 10:38 a.m.

I am completely frustrated by what we have in office, and what it appears will be running for office. I asked Trevor a number of questions, which were questions that needed to be answered, since I did not know him. I was completely satisfied with the answers he gave. It certainly looks as though he is the one we need to have in office, to put the people of Arkansas first. The ones currently in office are so out of touch, it is pathetic. They have lied to me, and if they are lying to me, they are lying to all of Arkansas. Let's put Trevor in and get something done.

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str8opr8r says... January 31, 2010 at 4 p.m.

Go Trevor! Go Trevor! Trevor Drown and the myriad other normal Americans like him who are answering the call to office comes to serve not for public accolades, financial gain, power, or control. He comes to serve those of us who represent the people of the United States of America. Corruption, greed, and insanity have overtaken our governments, not only the Federal Government but the State Governments as well and it is time for the kind of change that will bring life and freedom back to our Republic. The Constitution of the United States is being RAPED as we speak, and those of us who believe that we are individuals created with unalienable rights to pursue life, liberty, and happiness say, "NO" to tyranny, and "YES" to true representation...Trevor Drown for Senate. D.C. is NOT a corporation, and neither are we OWNED by those elite who have set their course for the depths of hellfire. We will not stand for it. We unite for our Republic, the United States of America, and for Trevor Drown for Senate!!!!

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NavyBrat says... January 31, 2010 at 5:37 p.m.

A big thanks to the Ark. Democrat Gazette for choosing Trevor Drown as one of the "20 to watch in 2010"!

As a stay-at-home mom whose husband owns/operates a small business, I was (like so many others) practically coming undone by the daily reports of the skyrocketing national debt, the destruction of our Constitution, unemployment, the falling value of the dollar, and the Progressives in Washington who believe in a large, centralized govt. instead of a society based on individual liberties and free markets.

I was so happy to find out Mr. Drown was running for office. After hearing him speak at a local tea party rally, I knew that here was someone who finally "gets it". I contacted him last fall and, after asking questions he politely answered, I knew he was a force to be reckoned with and could be the answer to what I and Arkansas needed.

I have since volunteered my time and efforts to help elect this man to office. Besides his views and opinions, the things I find most attractive about him as a candidate are:

1) Only accepts donations from individuals--no special interest money--in order to be accountable to THE PEOPLE;

2) A non-career politician--not a "professional candidate";

3) VERY concerned with Constitution, small government, low taxes, personal responsibility;

4) No loyalty to either party.

Both the Republican and Democratic parties have been in power for far too long, and both parties are fracturing. You have progressive Democrats and liberal Democrats (there aren't moderates anymore, as proven by Blanche Lincoln in 2009), and there are progressive Republicans, liberal Republicans, and moderate Republicans. There are very few conservatives anymore. And when there are, they are too often cajoled or bribed by the powerful elites within their parties to go along with the party rather than their constituents.

As I see it, the only way to return the country to the values and principles upon which the U.S. was founded is to get involved in whatever way we can, even if it is just staying informed about the issues and candidates, and making sure that when you vote for a particular candidate, you know EVERYTHING you can about that person and what they will actually do once in office. Otherwise, our own country is going to be unrecognizable to us.

In other words, voting for the PERSON, as opposed to the silly little letter following their name, is probably the most important thing we can do in the crucial 2010 mid-term elections this November.

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southernxcross1 says... February 1, 2010 at 11:02 a.m.

When in the course of human endevours evil rears it's ugly head to destroy your way of life. It is up to good men to stand up and fight or be as guilty as those who would destroy that life. Freedom comes with a terrible price and a nation who has lost it's freedom because of apathy has never regained it with out the bloodshed of others.

If the state of Arkansas does not elect good men of character and moral fortitude then you might as well surrender your soverignty to the government. It is time the Southern States of America stood up to fight the evil snake head in Washington City. Give them the bayonet only then can we drive the invaders from our lands

Quote General Stonewall Jackson 1862 First Virginia.

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Arcoiris says... February 2, 2010 at 9:54 p.m.

I am so glad to see someone step up and challenge the incumbent for U.S. Senate. Trevor is indeed a breath of fresh air. We do not need career politicians, and tainted officials running our country anymore.
I am glad you are not accepting any money from special interests. We need more candidates like you Mr. Drown.

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