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How to Run for Local Office, Revised-second edition, 2008. An extensive step-by-step guide to help you win your election, along with valuable advice for you after you take office.
by:Robert J. Thomas
This is the completely revised, second edition of How to Run for Local Office. This new edition includes everything that made the first edition so popular, selling over 18,000 worldwide and used by dozens of universities and colleges, including Harvard, Oklahoma State University, Ohio State Univerisity, Indiana State Univerisity, Keene State College,...
This is the completely revised, second edition of How to Run for Local Office. This new edition includes everything that made the first edition so popular, selling over 18,000 worldwide and used by dozens of universities and colleges, including Harvard, Oklahoma State University, Ohio State Univerisity, Indiana State Univerisity, Keene State College, Pennsylvania Fels Center of Government and even West Pointe Military Academy. How to Run for Local Office will take you step-by-step through the election process when running for political office. This book covers everything you need to know whether you are running for Alderman in a small community or running for Mayor in a city of over 100,000 population. It covers every aspect of putting a campaign together including making your decision to run or not, what you will face if you do, putting your team together including your inner circle and much more. This book will explain how to put your literature together, how to use it, how to distribute it and do it cost effectively. It will explain how to use campaign signs, where to place them, where not to place them, which ones are the best for you to use and how to put together your campaign lawn sign crews. This book will tell you how to prepare for debates, how to determine what public events to attend and which ones to avoid. It will explain how to do your door to door knocking and how to use your volunteers to maximize your efforts. It will explain how to set up your fundraising and what to expect. It will explain how to determine whose doors to knock on and which ones to avoid. It will explain how to maximize your campaign funds and save you more money than you would believe. This book will explain the use of the internet for your campaign and how to use GOTV. The original first edition of this title was 128 pages. This new edition has 304 pages but it includes some additional, completely new chapters not found in the original. The new Chapters are, Using Computers and the Internet, Just for Council Members-Township Trustees-Alderman, Etc., Just for Judges, Just for Mayors, Final Thoughts and Words of Wisdom. The book contains samples of letters to absentee voters, press releases, samples of postcard literature and sign up sheets that you can use for your campaign. Anyone who liked the first edition of this book, and over 18,000 people already did, will love this new edition.
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