Five Things To Do Now If You Are Running For Office Next Year

Five Things To Do Now If You Are Running For Office Next Year

By Kathy Groob – For all intents and purposes, 2015 is considered an off year despite the fact that many municipal and local elections are taking place this November.  All eyes are on 2016 because it is the big year for politicians, candidates, pundits and supporters who are already working to build support and raise…

Parades are for candidates

Parades are for candidates

By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen.com–Independence Day Parades are a time for candidates to show off and build some much-needed name recognition.  You can always tell a challenger candidate by the size of their entourage and number of vehicles trailing along the parade route.  A successful parade campaign takes planning and a good pair of walking…

Falling Forward – Tips to Endure a Loss

Falling Forward – Tips to Endure a Loss

This was first featured on ElectWomen Magazine in 2009.  It’s worth repeating.   Falling Forward in Politics – Six Tips on Enduring a Political Loss By Matt Lewis (as published in Campaigns & Elections Magazine) Today, the stakes in political campaigns are high. It’s no surprise that in some cases, Election Day defeat can lead to depression and a loss…

CAMPAIGN TIPS: Common Filing Mistakes Made by Candidates

CAMPAIGN TIPS: Common Filing Mistakes Made by Candidates

By Kathy Groob, Publisher ElectWomen Magazine – Whether you are running for city council or for Congress, each candidate must follow proper procedures for filing the important nominating petitions necessary to secure a place on the ballot. Filing procedures vary state-by-state and depending on the office that is sought.  Improper paperwork can cause problems for candidates…