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. This book is written to guide every potential new politician down the path of filing for, gathering support, and running for local office. You will start by reading a complete list of everything you need to know about the process of running for office. You will learn how to organize you resources and start hiring campaign staff, how to start creating a database of donors and individuals who can be 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. You will learn the ins and outs of campaign fundraising and how to acquire the best possible endorsements. You will learn what events you should be appearing at and how to gain access to television commercial air time. 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.
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