How to Win a Political Campaign: Strategy & Tactics for Candidates in Local Elections

Phil Van Treuren

Hi! My name is Phil Van Treuren, and I’ve worked as a paid consultant and volunteer on dozens of local, state and federal political campaigns. I started Political Campaigning Tips to help candidates for elected office learn from my successes (and mistakes) on the campaign trail. Regardless of your party or the seat you’re running for, the strategies and tactics on this website will help you win your local political campaign.

Are you looking for advice on how to win a political campaign? My campaign philosophy is simple: I believe that anyone can run a great campaign for elected office and win, regardless of their background or experience. All it takes to win is hard work, discipline and a positive attitude!

I’m not just a former political consultant and journalist -- I’m also an elected official! I have a passion for helping local political candidates win their elections, and I’d love to help you. I don’t care about your political party, if you’re a man or woman, or if you’re young or old . . . I only care about your desire to win!

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A Secret Weapon for Your Political Campaign: Handwritten Messages

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There’s no doubt about it: electronic devices make our lives easier and are essential for political campaigns. I can’t imagine trying to win a local election without the benefits of social media, spreadsheets, laser printers and Photoshop. But the ever-increasing popularity of electronic tools have had one bad side effect: the loss of handwriting. Writing…

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