Learn How to Run and Win Your Local Election

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 serve as a political campaign template to help you win your local election.

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! I hope my political campaign checklist helps you win your next race.

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Phil's Most Recent Political Campaign Strategy Posts

Political Campaign Mistakes: Funny Election Candidate Gaffes

    If you’re a new candidate running a local election campaign for office, you might be worried about making mistakes or getting laughed at for unintended funny gaffes. Well, don’t be. The occasional misspoken word, accident or screw-up is inevitable when you’re running for office, and you need to learn to

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    Facebook Privacy Changes Good for Political Campaigns?

      Could easier access to potential voters’ personal data be of big benefit to candidates running political campaigns for office? That’s what a post on SFWeekly suggests, noting that the administrators of political Facebook fan pages will now have access to lots of juicy voter information that could help a candidate

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