Setting Yourself Up to Be A Candidate CW 38

Setting Yourself Up to be a Candidate

As we wrap up 2015 and look forward to a clean slate in 2016, are you thinking about making New Year’s resolutions? What if you could make seven easy resolutions that would help change your life for the better AND set yourself up to be a candidate in the future? Join me on the podcast today as we cover these easy changes you can make to help prepare yourself for a future political campaign for local office.  Start the year off setting yourself up to be a candidate. Continue reading

Setting Yourself Up to Be a Candidate CW 38- transcript

Setting Yourself Up to Be a CandidateJohn Tsarpalas: Do yourself a favor. Start setting yourself up if you have any hopes of being a winning candidate for local office. Today I’m going to give you seven thoughts and seven things you could be doing that will not only help your career and help you grow as a person, but also will help you be a winning candidate when you do decide to finally run. It’s Commonwealthy #38, setting yourself up to be a candidate. Continue reading

Republican Party Structure CW 37

GOP structure

Are you curious about how the Republican Party is structured? Have you heard the names of the various Republican organizations and aren’t sure how it all fits together? Today I am going to do a special podcast to help clear up the confusion! Join me as we take a look at the different organizations that make up the Republican Party. Continue reading

Republican Party Structure CW 37- transcript

Republican Party StructureJohn Tsarpalas: This podcast was recorded with the premise that it would be launched in the week just before Christmas of 2015. I thought I would just do something simpler and a topic that isn’t necessarily about campaigns, but I think the world needs to understand. If you are an activist, you need to understand. That is how does the GOP really work?

Quite frankly, I didn’t know until I became the Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party how the structure worked, how it was supposed to work, and the fact that it doesn’t work very well. I think it is important that people understand how all these parts fit together, who controls them, and what their purpose is. I think that’s going to be key here, how you as an activist can best affect the GOP. Continue reading