Local veteran Gregory Caudill announces pro-growth platform for Alachua County Commission

GAINESVILLE – August 14th, 2017 – Pledging to be a voice of reason and an advocate for a level-playing field, local Army veteran Gregory Caudill registered his candidacy for the Alachua County Commission District 2 at the office of the Supervisor of Elections on Friday, August 4th. Gregory is running as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Florida.

“Alachua County was a great place for me to grow up, live, and is where I chose to raise my children, but it was starting a small business that really opened my eyes to county regulations which act as barriers between the citizens of Alachua County and their dreams,” Gregory said in discussing the reason for his decision to run, “I want to reduce those burdens on our friends, neighbors and business community so that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.”

Gregory Caudill advocates positions that empower the citizens of Alachua County to find the solutions that best serve their individual needs. “As County Commissioner I will work to reduce the codes and regulations that stand in the way of our small businesses and their growth. It’s the innovative spirit of these small businesses that will allow Alachua County to be the natural birthplace of new technologies and business success that improve the lives of all our citizens.”

Caudill, an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, is committed to raising the standard of county recreational parks and preserves. “Alachua County has many beautiful parks but the County Commission is limited and inefficient in the services it can provide. By teaming with local businesses and community groups, that limit is removed and both the quality and the number of parks in our County will be increased.”

Gregory Caudill is currently employed by the State of Florida as the Database Analyst to the Department of Citrus. Caudill and his wife Gelenn also operate their own international online retail business. The couple are raising their two boys, Gregory and Charles, ages three and one respectively in High Springs, Florida.

In 1995, Gregory Caudill and his parents moved to Alachua County, where he attended and graduated from International Baccalaureate program at Eastside High School in 1998. In 2003, Caudill enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Non-communications Signals Analyst deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, helping to provide security ahead of that country’s first democratic elections.  When Caudill’s service for the Army ended in 2007, he moved to Australia  working for Raytheon as a Senior Systems Engineer.  During this time Caudill met his Philippine-born wife Gelenn.  In 2013, Caudill attained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland.  A year later, the Caudill family moved back to the Alachua County area and settled in High Springs, FL.

Caudill is currently earning his second Bachelor’s degree enrolled at the University of Florida’s College of Engineering attaining a B.S. in Computer Science, with an expected graduation date of August 2018. Caudill is an active member of the Collegiate Veteran’s Society, the American Association of Computer Engineers, the Student Advisory Council for the University of Florida and the Libertarian Party of Alachua County.  Through these groups Caudill has performed community service including cleaning area streets as part of the City of Gainesville’s Adopt-A-Road program.

For more information, or interview requests, please visit gregcaudill.com/press or call (352) 224-3062.