The Campaign Manager

Author: Catherine Shaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429974175
Format: PDF
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Successful campaign manager and three-time mayor of Ashland, Oregon, Catherine Shaw presents a clear and concise, must-have handbook for navigating local campaigns. This handbook gives political novices and veterans alike a comprehensive and detailed plan for organizing, funding, publicizing, and winning local political campaigns. Finding the right message and targeting the right voters are clearly explained through specific examples, anecdotes, and illustrations. Shaw also provides in-depth information on assembling campaign teams, precinct analysis, canvassing, and dealing with the media. The Campaign Manager is an encouraging, lucid presentation of how to win elections at the local level.Updates to the fifth edition include an entirely new chapter on social media and its influence on campaigning, new coverage on how to put together a campaign plan, and a new appendix on how to campaign on a budget.

The Newcomer s Guide to Winning Local Elections

Author: Terry A. Amrhein
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595009913
Format: PDF, Kindle
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WHAT THIS BOOK CONTAINS This book contains practical information on how to win elections in cities, towns and villages. The book was developed for those who are running, or are considering running, for a local office. The book is loaded with useful practical suggestions for both the new comer and the experienced politician. The book includes: How to develop campaign strategies Information you must have for the campaign Ways to get nominated for office How to conduct Door to Door campaigning —why is Door to Door so important —how to effectively organize Door to Door campaign How to develop and use Road Signs The importance of Campaign Flyers —how to develop campaign flyers —ways to entice the voter to read the campaign literature Other effective and easy campaign strategies Methods for Campaign Financing for small town elections Management methods for the campaign and What to do during Election Day The book also contains a summary of the New York State Election Law pertaining to electing candidates to office. For over twenty five years, Terry Amrhein has been an engineer and project manager for the General Electric and Lockheed Martin Corporations. Becoming a campaign manager for his wife in a small town election was natural for Terry who has years of experience in organizing and developing all sorts of projects. After three campaigns, Terry helped his wife become the first "Newcomer" elected in their town in over twenty years. This book tells how he did it!

How to Win a Local Election

Author: Lawrence Grey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0871318784
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses the details of planning and organizing a campaign, recruiting staff and volunteers, and making effective use of literature, mailing lists, newspapers, radio, and TV

Winning Elections

Author: Ron Faucheux
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1590770269
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Articles provide advice for candidates, campaign managers, and party workers on running a political campaign, including strategies, research, finances, advertising, and related topics.

Vote Yes for Libraries

Author: Anne M. Turner
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786484478
Format: PDF
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More than ever, libraries must seek taxpayer dollars to expand or even maintain their services. Even in the best financial times, persuading voters to back new taxes for libraries is difficult. It’s best to get professional help, since the grassroots approach, on a shoestring budget, is increasingly unlikely to work. Written for library directors, staff, board members and Friends who want to know how to achieve victory with a ballot measure, this guide covers the entire process—from beginning steps, organization and fundraising to knowing and challenging the opposition. Advice is offered even on what to do if the campaign fails. This book will provide familiarity with both political concepts, like bonds and swing voters, and jargon, such as ELAW (Everybody loves a winner) and WIFM (What's in it for me?) and it’s full of easy-to-follow advice and examples from actual campaigns. Learning politics and going into action can be fun—as well as beneficial to the library and the community. A list of sources provides further assistance.

Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections

Author: Larry Sabato
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109946
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Winning Local and State Elections

Author: Ann Beaudry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451603279
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This straightforward and direct guide to running a political campaign provides insight for the first-time candidate based on the authors’ years of experience in the political sphere. The book features step-by-step instructions for an entire campaign: from the planning stages to the election. Perfect for community-based elections and grassroots campaigns.

How to Run for Political Office and Win

Author: Melanie Williamson
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601384084
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Politics Guy Campaign Tips How to Win a Local Election

Author: Vic Berardelli
Publisher: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1456058932
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The best candidate doesn't always win an election, but the best campaign does. Winning an election at the local level doesn't involve ideology or issues. It is won by the personality and hard work of the candidate meeting people directly and chatting with them in ways which don't convey the traditional politician. The Politics Guy Campaign Tips - How to Win a Local Election is must reading for any candidate or campaign manager for local offices like State Legislature, City Council, School Board or County Commission. This book does not discuss views or political philosophy. This book discusses the daily street-level effort to win a local election. The techniques can be used by Republicans, Democrats or independents.

The Trust for Public Land s Conservation Finance Handbook

Author: Kim Hopper (consultant.)
Publisher: Trust of Public Land
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Between 1996 and 2002, the Trust for Public Land helped communities design and pass ballot measures that raised more than $28 billion to fund parks and open space across the country. With growth and sprawl rapidly overtaking their open lands, communities are voting in record numbers to put money aside for conservation. Voters are coming to recognize the interrelationship between conserved land, a safe environment, a strong economy, and a livable community. Well-designed finance measures that reflect the unique conservation needs and funding capacities of their communities have a much better chance of passing. Writer Kim Hopper and the Trust for Public Land's team of conservation finance experts have put together a soup-to-nuts handbook on park and conservation funding. Designed for community leaders and involved citizens, local government officials and conservation professionals, this how-to guide explains the complex process of securing federal, state, and private conservation funds and--most importantly--researching, designing, and passing a local, voter-approved conservation finance measure. This book covers a range of campaign issues, from fundraising to field organizing to legal considerations.