U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek (Dem) is in town – introducing himself, shaking hands, picking up campaign checks and collecting signatures to be the first U.S. Senate candidate ever to qualify by petition. Meek needs 112,476 signatures to qualify for the 2010 ballot through the petition process.
Meek is seeking the post to be vacated by Sen. Mel Martinez. He served as a Florida Highway Patrol officer for five years and become the first African-American to achieve the rank of captain. He has been elected to the Florida House, Florida Senate and the U.S. Congress. Meek is one of two Floridians who serve on the Ways and Means Committee.
He stopped by the IN offices today for a quick interview. Meek, 42, hopes to build a grassroots campaign and sees the petition drive as key element of building his campaign organization. He has proved that he is a serious candidate by raising $1.5 million in the first quarter of his campaign.
The petition can be completed simply on the Kendrick Meek for U.S. Senate website.
Follow these 5 easy steps to put him on the ballot:
1. Download the petition
2. Complete all requested information
3. Print the petition
4. Sign and date the petition
5. Mail the petition to Kendrick’s campaign headquarters:
Kendrick Meek for Florida
111 NW 183rd St., Suite 325
Miami Gardens, Florida 33169
If you have any questions about the petition, call 305-655-3213.