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

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Recruiting Voters on Reddit: Social Media for Political Campaigns

    This guest post was written for PoliticalCampaigningTips.com by Paul DiGiovanni.

    Every campaigning politician should stay up-to-date with where their constituents are spending time online. Each new online platform provides an opportunity for a politician to connect with voters on their territory. This article will focus on reddit, an emerging community website

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    Smart Signature Gathering: Using Your Petition as a Campaign Tool

      The rules for getting yourself on the ballot differ depending on what office you’re running for, where you’re running, and whether you’re filing as a partisan or independent candidate.

      In partisan cities, for example, candidates for municipal office filing as a Democrat or Republican need to get a specific number of

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      A Secret Weapon for Your Political Campaign: Handwritten Messages

        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:

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        Win Your Local Election With a 2,000 Year Old Secret

          Websites. Smart phones. Social media. Email. Digital cameras. Video recorders. All of these modern marvels can play an important role in winning a local election, and the smart candidate will incorporate all of them into their campaign. But in a local race, your most valuable tool is actually something that

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          Learn How to WIN Your Election!

          book how to win electionOur book “How to Launch a Great Campaign . . . and WIN!” is more than 100 pages of tested advice that covers all the most important elements of kicking off your race.

          Take your first step toward victory on Election Day! Download your own copy today.