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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What Will It Take To Get Elected? Identifying Your Winning Number

    Most first-time candidates in a local election jump into the fray without having a clear idea of how many votes they will need to win. While you certainly can win your race without having this information, identifying your “winning number” will help you run a much more effective campaign, for

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    How Early Before Election Day Should I Start My Political Campaign?

      The best local political candidates have already been campaigning for years.

      In fact, some of them don’t even know that they’re going to be candidates yet. There’s the local businessperson who has been investing in the community and rubbing elbows with residents for decades; the mother who stays involved in the

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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.

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