Dear Friends & Neighbors,

My name is Richard Drummond and I am running for the open seat for Longwood City Commission District 2. It is my honor to introduce myself so you can share my ideas with your friends, family, and neighbors.

As a former sheriff’s deputy of 23 years as well as a reserve fireman, I understand public service and what it takes to serve our community. My motivation to run stems from my lifetime of public service and aspiration to partner with my fellow Longwood neighbors like you to ensure the success of our city. I attend Northland, A Church Distributed with my wife and two daughters. My family and I like to spend our free time as leaders of the Next Generation 4-H Club and the Seminole Shooting Sports 4-H Club.

I am honored by the support and encouragement I have received while meeting with local families as I continue my walking tour of Longwood. Together we can move our city forward and continue to make Longwood the best place to raise a family in Central Florida. With my experience in law enforcement, I have a firsthand understanding of what our Longwood Police Officers and Firefighters experience daily when they serve our community. Public safety deserves to be a top priority for our city. Longwood has consistently been rated as one of the safest cities in Florida, but our boys in red and blue require some additional resources to ensure this trend continues as our city grows.  We need a strong voice for both Fire Rescue and Law Enforcement on the Longwood City Commission.

As our city grows, we must have a strategy that focuses on developing high-paying jobs, utilizing existing development opportunities, and cutting wasteful spending. Economic growth must be treated as a priority if Longwood intends to encourage families and businesses to move here and thrive. I promise to fight for a plan that will focus on maximizing job growth and opportunity.

To attain all of this, we must strengthen our infrastructure. We need to improve our city’s roads, construct new sidewalks, and ensure the proper drainage to prevent flooding. Our older neighborhoods need updated stormwater drainage systems that help stop erosion. Improving our city’s infrastructure is the next step to a much stronger Longwood.

Together we can make Longwood a stronger and safer place for our families. On November 7th, please allow me to continue my lifetime of public service as your next Longwood City Commissioner.

Sincerely,

Richard Drummond

Candidate for Longwood City Commission, District 2

Contact Richard

(407) 385-9032