Candidate Watchdog Winner with Jason Carini CW 36


Do you love a good underdog story? If so, I have a treat for you today. Jason Carini is the county treasurer in Rogers County, Oklahoma . He is joining me on the podcast to talk about how he overcame a twenty-four year incumbent in a local election and is able to help clean up his county government as a result. Jason has a great story to tell and plenty of practical advice to give about how to run for local political office and win a local election. Continue reading

Political Slates with Tina Keats CW 21

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This week Tina is back on the podcast with me to discuss political slates. If you are considering running for a school board or city council where there are multiple seats open, then you need to learn about political slates. A slate can help get you elected if done correctly! However, there are some downsides, so you will want to learn everything you can to make the best educated decision for your race.  Continue reading

Circles of Influence and Dealing with a Bad Volunteer with Kristina Keats CW 18 Transcript

Circles of Influence Bad Volunteer Political CampaignJohn Tsarpalas: Today on Commonwealthy, Kristina Keats and I discuss two separate topics. The first one is circles of influence. And then, as sort of a follow up to episode #15 “Volunteers in a Political Campaign,” we will be talking about dealing with a bad volunteer because every once in a while that happens. This is Commonwealthy #18.   Continue reading

All Politics is Local with Jason Barickman CW 17

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This week I have a very special guest joining me on the podcast, Illinois State Senator Jason Barickman. For a young man of forty, Jason has a wealth of experience in different levels of local and state politics. Today Jason will share with us some of the keys to his success in the political arena since his university days.   Continue reading