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To give office holders, would-be candidates and political junkies some insights into campaign strategy and the political process. Kenneth J. Drum holds a masters degree from the business school of Northern Illinois University. After 12 years of teaching he became the secretary-treasurer of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, currently a 90,000 member organization. Drum managed the daily operations which included 33 field staff and a five-person legislative staff. During his 20-year tenure he was involved in over 700 elections. Referendums, initiatives, political offices, employee representation and advisory (straw) ballots made up the different kinds of election experience. Drum was also a registered lobbyist. As a resident of Florida he has worked or given advice in numerous local and state elections achieving a victory percentage of over 90 percent. He is a former president of the East Naples Civic Association. Drum is currently an elected supervisor of the Lely Community Development District. He has held the position for the last 10 years. He is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants. His firm, Kenneth J. Drum and Associates, is a political consulting firm specializing in helping candidates win elections for public office. It will generally be involved in elections that are either state or local elections limited to state representative districts and counties in South Florida. CONTACT INFORMATION: Kenneth J. Drum 8404 Mallow Lane Naples, Florida 34113 239-732-7507 239-530-0441 (fax)

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