Groundwork for a Campaign

In a recent comment I said:

. . . as a non-celebrity there is a long road of groundwork that I would have to lay before I could hope to run a campaign with any chance of being taken seriously. If I ever feel that I have laid that groundwork you can bet that I will run . . .

Today in Utah Policy I discovered Local Victory from a link in their Campaign Tips section. Honestly I have not paid particular attention to that section before, but this looked like a great resource. As I poked around the site I found “Getting Ready to Run for Office – 8 Steps to Take Today” which helps potential candidates prepare and claims to be applicable “whether that campaign is next year or ‘some year’.” I really liked the list and saw much of what I had seen as necessary preliminary steps but with a bunch more detail and listed in a way that makes me believe that I could actually make a plan to get that groundwork laid. I did notice however that some of the steps would be much easier to take after deciding on something more solid than “some office.”

I’m absolutely confident that I will be spending more time on that site gathering ideas and information to get more prepared, to gauge how prepared I am, and to plan when and if I am ready to launch a campaign.

2 comments for “Groundwork for a Campaign

  1. October 13, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Utah Policy frequently includes tips for candidates and would-be candidates. It’s probably one of the best sources for such ideas and links to other good sources, if you follow it regularly. In fact, it has been years of reading these tips that has helped me understand that I’m not ready to be a candidate at this point in my life.

    • October 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm

      If Local Victory is a fair representation of what they present regularly than I will be paying close attention to that section.

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