John Tsarpalas: I was just thinking back to the first political event I ever went to. I was nervous. I didn’t know anybody there. I didn’t have any friends in politics. I just knew I was interested and had a burning desire to change the world and I wanted to find out more.
So I remember calling up and then they invited me to something. And I went. I was nervous. And just about everything that I have done in politics (in a campaign, in organizations), just before I did it, I was nervous. So let’s talk about that today because this is big. There is tremendous fear related to politics.
You have put all of this time, energy, and money into running for local political office, but you lost the election. Did you just waste the last several months doing something that didn’t matter? Or perhaps can you look at the situation differently in your mind? Today on Commonwealthy we are going to cover what do you learn when you lose your election. Continue reading →
You just won your election. Congratulations! All of your hard work to campaigning for a local political office has paid off. So now what? Today on Commonwealthy Tina Keats and I will be discussing what you need to make sure to do now that you are a local elected official. Here’s a hint: the hard work is just starting! Continue reading →
As we rapidly approach the November 2016 election, political campaign yard signs are popping up all across this country. There is no better time than now to study signs and designs for a political campaign! Today we are going to discuss the basics of yard signs so you can be prepared for your next run for local office.
I am excited to be covering this important topic with you today because I know the impact yard signs and designs can have on your political campaign. Yard signs are a great way to get name recognition and to build your support base. Whether you are planning a run for local political office in 2017 or just starting to consider becoming a local candidate, this podcast is a great resource for you on a campaign basic! Continue reading →