How to Run for Political Office and Win

Everything You Need to Know to Get Elected

Author: Melanie Williamson

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601384084

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The American Government, including the national, state, and local levels, has more than 400,000 elected and appointed public officials according to a New York Times estimate. That number, more than the number of people who work for most major companies, is a tell-tale sign of just how important the political system is in this country. To become part of it however, and realize your dream of running and being elected to local office, you need to know exactly what will be expected of you, what is going to come up during the campaign, and how much time and energy the process might take out of your life. This book is written to guide every potential new politician down the path of filing for, gathering support, and running for local office, whether you are a lawman, judge, politician, or concerned parent. You will start by reading a complete list of everything you need to know about the process of running for office, from the rules that govern your conduct, to the timeline you can expect to start living. You will learn how to organize you resources and start hiring campaign staff. You will learn how to start creating a database of donors and individuals who can be called or contacted when drumming up support. You will be walked through the process of dredging up your own past and disclosing everything you can about yourself to offset the potential for negative campaigning by your opponent. Successful local politicians and campaign staff have been interviewed for this book and have provided detailed information about what you can expect when you start the process of running for office, from the door to door walking to the campaign literature and signs that must be created. You will learn the ins and outs of campaign fundraising and how to acquire the best possible endorsements to your campaign. You will learn what events you should be appearing at and how to start gaining access to television commercial air time. Finally, you will be walked through the phone bank and survey process on the road to the primaries and through the primaries to what you can expect on Election Day. From start to finish, you will learn everything you need to know to effectively run and win your campaign for local office with this book. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed. This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.
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Political Marketing in the United States

Author: Jennifer Lees-Marshment,Brian Conley,Kenneth Cosgrove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136212191

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Political Marketing in the United States explores how politicians and parties utilize marketing concepts and tools, providing an up-to-date and broad overview of how marketing permeates U.S. politics. The volume focuses on current and recent elections and leaders, and covers a range of topics, including market research, marketing parties and volunteers, strategy and branding, communications, delivery, and marketing in government. The main themes and objectives of the book are to cover: New and emerging trends in political marketing practice Analysis of a broad range of political marketing aspects Empirical examples as well as useful theoretical frameworks Discussion of state/local level as well as presidential politics This is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject available and captures the field as it is rapidly growing. It is a must-read for students and scholars of political parties, political communication, applied politics, and elections.
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Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections

Author: Larry Sabato,Howard R. Ernst

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109946

Category: Political Science

Page: 561

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This new volume contains all the material a reader needs to understand the American election process and its political parties. This complete A-to-Z reference guide covers the people, events, and terms involved in the electoral process. It also provides the history of elections in the United States, focusing primarily on the presidential elections. Appendix material includes the results for every presidential election.
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Get Yourself Elected

Quick Tips for Winning a Local Election

Author: Tammy Pickering Barnett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491761911

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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Tammy Pickering Barnett, a leadership and communications training consultant and past political candidate, provides practical tips for running a campaign and getting elected in this easy-to-read booklet. Get practical guidance on developing and honing your message, building a strong campaign team, getting organized, appealing to volunteers, and connecting with voters. Those are just the first steps to running a solid campaign: To win, you’ll need to promote your name and message to constituents, raise funds, and motivate the people who agree with your message to head to the polls. You’ll also need to know how candidates earn free publicity, fine-tune their messages, capitalize on absentee voting as part of a get-out-the-vote strategy, and hold low-cost fundraisers to complement efforts. The booklet includes a section specifically designed for women on overcoming challenges, inspirational quotes, and engaging questions that prompt you to reflect on and apply what you’ve learned. If you’re running for local office, you’re doomed to fail if you don’t know the lessons in Get Yourself Elected.
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RUN TO WIN!

HOW YOU CAN RUN A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN FOR LOCAL OR STATE PUBLIC OFFICE

Author: Earl Baker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477212134

Category: Political Science

Page: 146

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Earl Baker leads you sequentially through the logical, practical way to run a winning campaign for local or state office.
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Off and Running

The Prospects and Pitfalls of Government Transitions in Canada

Author: David Zussman

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442667273

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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One of the most pivotal events in the electoral cycle is the transition of a newly elected political party from opposition to government. The incoming prime minister or premier must assemble a team of ministers, advisors, and staff that is competent and ready to govern, without disrupting the day-to-day functioning of their country or province. Off and Running sets the stage for successful transitions by describing the best practices from Canadian federal government transitions from 1984 to the present day. It draws on a number of sources: the author’s own career in public affairs, including his significant role in the transitions of both Chrétien governments in 1993 and 1997; extensive interviews with more than forty key individuals in the last eleven federal government transitions; and the international literature on government transitions, public administration, and management. Zussman goes step-by-step through the transition process from the pre-election stage to transition planning all the way to implementation and consolidation of the new government. This book is ideally suited to those seeking an understanding of how government works during one of the most crucial points in its life cycle.
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Political Conventions

Author: Allan Bonner

Publisher: Sextant Publishing

ISBN: 192675509X

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Launched in honour of President Obama's inaugural, this book was written during the most remarkable political season in American history. The author visited all major presidential campaign offices in New York and New Hampshire, attended the presidential debates and was a commentator for PBS and National Public Radio. Allan also attended the historic Democratic convention and toured most presidential libraries.
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Making the Right Decision

Author: Felecia Little

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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This book is about my personalized road trip to aid in the campaign of President Barack Obama Jr. to become the forty-fourth president of the United States. It is a book that explain how it was my childhood wish to live in the white house. Because of the color of my skin my mother told me it could not be done. My reply to her was that someday a person of color will occupy the white house along with his family. My wish came true on Nov.4, 2008 when Senator Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States. I explains how I began my journey from my comfortable Caribbean environment to contribute to this historical day. I talk about how I used a bus pass to travel the country and living a very frugal lifestyle to encourage people to vote for President Obama. I mention in the book some of the people I met, and I share their stories with my readers. I talk about even though people were concerned about the two wars and a downhill economy, their relationships with their partners was also very important. I talk about how I was asked numerous times how my husband allowed me to be on the road for so many months by myself. I talk about how I entered a female homeless shelter. I point out that I worked two jobs to get back on the campaign trail. I talk about how my husbands love and support encouraged me as I travelled on my journey by myself. I also talk about what made our relationship so strong after taking this 18 month road trip.
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