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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’ve also been elected to office! 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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Phil's Most Recent Political Campaign Strategy Posts



What Kind of Political Campaign Literature Should I Hand Out?

    Your campaign door card is the most important tool you’ll have when you start walking neighborhoods (except for your own smiling face, of course). In fact, many voters will probably see the stuff you drop at their doors more that they’ll see you, so it’s worth focusing some time on


    Door-to-Door Campaigning: The Best Tactic for Winning a Local Election

      door to door campaigning

      The best political candidate wins from implementing a wide spectrum of different strategies on the campaign trail: direct mail, social media, grassroots recruitment, fundraising and much more. No single campaign tactic is going to win the election for you, and a candidate who is myopically focused on one strategy (just