|Blueprint for Political Success: A Primer |
Anyone wanting to run for political office can, but few do. For most, the process is a daunting one.
Join us at Montgomery Middle School , 2470 Ulric St., in Linda Vista, San Diego, on Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 9 a.m., as we take up some of the challenges and how they can be overcome. Whether you are interested in a political career, becoming a candidate for office or participating in a campaign as a manager, treasurer, planner or volunteer, “How to Run a Successful Political Campaign” will be an eye opener. The program in the School Library begins promptly at 9 a.m. and will conclude at noon. Parking is available on site and breakfast will be served on a complimentary basis. There is no charge for attending the event.
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Topics include how to manage a campaign, designing strategy, gaining grass roots support, building a strong volunteer base, planning and outreach, budgeting and fundraising, the role of social media and how to gain quick and broad exposure.
Panelists include Tom Hom, San Diego icon who paved the way for minority office holders when he became the first Asian American elected to San Diego City Council; Jacquie Nguyen-Bootz, former Fox-TV reporter and currently campaign manager for Assembly candidate Rick Powell; Casey Tanaka, mayor of Coronado; Dan Hom, former candidate for Chula Vista City Council and campaign fundraiser, and Rick Powell, candidate for Assembly.
A second panel comprised of Deborah Seiler, San Diego County Registrar of Voters; Barbara Metz, media executive and former president of the San Diego Press Club; County Democratic Party Chairman Jesse Durfee and Buu-Van Rasih, former San Diego commissioner of Human Rseources will discuss the importance of messaging and why the voting process is the place to start.
Panelists will be given the opportunity to share their expertise, and the audience will have an opportunity to ak questions of the panelists
The event is open to the general public and will be emceed by ASIA co-publisher Len Novarro and author Giovanna Pang-Garcia.
For more, call ASIA, The Journal of Culture & Commerce, at 619 521 8008 or 610 683 7822.