Here comes Biking Mike" by Jeff Waters, The Suwannee Democrat, July 27, 2010


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Biking Mike visits [Pensacola] Independent News

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If the election had been held
Monday afternoon, the next Florida governor would be DeLand's Michael
E. Arth


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Dark-horse DeLand candidate for governor has eye on reform

November 24, 2009 –by Ludmilla Lelis, Orlando Sentinel

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Profiles in Porridge

October 30, 2009 – by Susan Chandler, Progress Florida Blog

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A New Paine

October 22, 2009 – West Volusia Beacon – by William C. Hall

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Eight it Up: Eight Questions with candidate for Florida Governor Michael E. Arth

October 12, 2009 – by Scottie Campbell

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The Tide Has Turned

October 13, 2009 – Report from Florida Democratic Conference.

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Politicos are Hacking Away at our Choices

September 2, 2009 – Orlando Sentinel

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Press Release: The Democratic Party is not being Democratic

August 25, 2009 – Tallahassee, FL

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Miami Herald “Naked Politics” Blog – dicussing this press release.


August 7, 2009 – DeLand, FL

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This Means War!

August 6, 2009 – West Volusia Beacon – by Pat Hatfield

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August 6, 2009 – Tallahassee, FL

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Interview: Florida Governor Candidate Michael E. Arth

August 1, 2009 – by Alex Birch

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DeLand's Urban Cowboy Runs for Governor

July 30, 2009 – West Volusia Beacon – front page

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West Volusia Beacon, July 30, 2009 – front page


He turned ‘Cracktown’ into a gem. Now, he wants to remake Florida

June 23, 2009 – Daytona Beach News Journal – front page

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Daytona Beach News Journal, June 23, 2009 – front page


Michael E. Arth announces candidacy for Florida Governor

June 4, 2009 – DeLand, Florida

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Campaign updates


Michael Arth for Governor
Post from Paul Lachelier's Blog on 25 July 2009.

“I imagine most people feel downright giddy at some point in their lives upon meeting someone exciting. Often, these are romantic encounters. Sometimes, it happens upon meeting a rock star, famous athlete, politician, or other celebrity. Rarely though do people seem to get downright giddy about someone they do not have a crush on, or admire as a celebrity. One of those rare moments happened to me recently, and now it has implications for Florida's future...”
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Interview on American Freedom Radio
with Karen Kwiatkowski. Broadcast live on 6 July 2009. Listen here.

Michael E. Arth, Dark Horse of the Week
by Aaron Wiener. The Washington Independent

“If now is the time for underdogs to shine, we'll need to take a serious look at Michael E. Arth, an artist, developer, activist and, most recently, Democratic candidate for governor of Florida. He's the rare aspiring pol with a zero percent unfavorable rating...keep an eye on Arth!” Click here to read full text.

Underdogs might win in bad times
by Pamela Hasterok, Daytona Beach News Journal June 29, 2009
“Americans love giant slayers, odds beaters and the triumph of the little guy. So if you ever thought about running for city commission or state rep or even governor, 2010 could be your moment.
Underdogs appeal to the American myth that anyone can be anything they want –– president, performer or nuclear physicist. Mostly, it's not true, but we like to believe it.

DeLand developer Michael Arth believes it. The author and all–around intellect is running for governor to fulfill his passion for election reform. He would allow voters to rank candidates rather than choose just one; change gerrymandered single–member districts into multi–member districts drawn by computers and let voters decide whom they want to publicly finance.” Click here to read full article.


Paul Jerome Croce, Ph.D. – “We talk so much about politicians who talk instead of act, who posture with ‘positions’ to make the other guys look bad, and who distract from the problems we all suffer from. Michael Arth is a breath of fresh air offering positive solutions to make an end run around the polarizations. Are you tired of political talk that is little more than liberals calling conservatives impersonal aggressive businessmen, and conservatives charging liberals with moral degeneration? Look to Arth...”

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Michael E. Arth
Events Calendar

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Campaign Song with lyrics about the Issues:

“I am the Very Model of a Pragmatic Humanitarian”




Michael will attend and, in most cases, speak at these events. Check back periodically for many more events as they are scheduled.

July to August - Michael "Biking Mike" Arth: Michael will cycle 1,000 miles from Key West to Pensacola and meet the people.

Biking Mike


July 12-13, 2010 - Key West Pridefest fair and parade. Kickoff to Biking Mike tour.


April 28, 2010 - Stetson University, DeLand, FL. "The Next Governor of Florida" Michael and Florida's top three leaders were invited by Stetson University to this event. Only Michael showed up, but the cardboard cutouts of Crist, Sink, and McCollum, who Michael "debated," were just as forthcoming as their real life characters.


December 7, 2009 – Radio interview. 1 PM, AM 1520 WHIM, streaming live on the Internet

1 December 2009 – Stetson Room, Stetson University, DeLand, FL, 7 PM, Lecture, followed by Q and A. First of two lectures.

24 June 2009 – Democrats of Celebration. Read what happened.

25 June 2009 – Democrat Executive Committee of West Volusia.

27 June 2009 – Port Orange, FL. Democratic gathering.

4 July 2009 – Parade in Celebration, FL. Begins at 9 AM. Click here to see more.
See more about Independence Day in Celebration, Florida

4 July 2009 – Kissimmee Lake Front Park – Osceola Democrat rally 5–9:30 PM, including fireworks.

18 July 2009 – 12:00 PM, Flagler Beach. 1st Annual Flagler County Democratic Social Bazaar.

August – PBS affiliate WDSC Channel 15 will air an interview with Michael on “Conversations” with Stephanie Mason–Teague. (filmed in 2008) Click here to see air dates.

6 August 2009 – Democratic Executive Committee. Southwest Volusia County. More

7 August 2009 – 5:00 PM, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition annual convention. Sheraton Orlando, downtown.

15 August 2009 – Amelia Island Low Country Boil. More

21 August 2009 – Radio Interview with Arlene Sweeting on Democracy Now. WSLR–LP 96.5, Sarasota, FL.

22 August 2009 – Radio Interview with Michael by Steve the Builder. Our House Radio, News Talk 1060 in Melbourne, FL.

22 August 2009 – 1–5 PM. Flagler County Democratic Party BBQ. Flagler Beach. More

2 September 2009 – Michael E. Arth radio interview with Rob Lorei on his show, Radioactivity, for WMNF 88.5 FM, Tampa, FL.

12 September 2009, 10 AM to 8 PM. Going Green Expo. Courtyard of St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic, (8th and Atlantic), Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island. Michael will speak at 12:30 PM

14 September 2009 – Meet and Greet, The Elusive Grape, DeLand, FL, 5:30–8 PM

25 September 2009 – Highlands County DEC, 6 PM, Sebring Hills Clubhouse. More

9,10,11 October 2009 – 2009 Florida Democratic Conference, Orlando. More

14 October 2009 – 7–9 PM In the “Splash Room” of the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami. More

11 November 2009 2009 – Meet and Great Forum. Escambia Democratic Executive Committee. More

26 July 2010 – Voter Registration Book Closing

24 August 2010 – Primary Election

4 October 2010 – Voter registration book closing

2 November 2010 – General Election. Polls are open 7 AM to 7 PM.

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