So, you’re thinking about running for public office, or maybe working to promote a policy issue that requires a referendum campaign.
Good for you.
As always, the next political cycle is just around the corner, and this is when many people start thinking about running for office or taking their fight with City Hall to the next level.
Despite all the innuendo and rhetoric about politicians, there are few things more noble than seeking an opportunity for public service, to give back to your community; to make the world a better place.
But the court of public opinion is fickle, and it can be more treacherous and damaging to your finances, professional life, family and reputation than a court of law.
If you find yourself in a courtroom, it’s always a good idea to have a highly skilled and competent attorney standing in your corner. Having a seasoned pro who understands the process, knows the players and can navigate you toward success makes all the difference.
Over the past three decades, I have navigated these perilous waters. I am a former newspaper reporter and editor. Today, I am a professional communications consultant, helping clients large and small with strategic guidance designed to overcome public policy challenges. I also have a proven and successful track record in managing political and policy campaigns on the local, state and federal level.
I applaud your desire to improve the world around you, but I also have some strong advice for you. Whether you’re thinking about running for a seat on the school board or taking the plunge into a statewide campaign, don’t walk into the courtroom alone.
Make sure you have the advice and guidance of a pro that can help make your dreams a reality.
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Randy Seaver is a former newspaper editor, and today works as a professional strategic communications consultant. He specializes in organizing and coordinating political campaigns on the local state and federal level.
He has successfully served as communications director on a wide variety of statewide referendum questions, grassroots organizing for federal policy campaigns and running the campaigns for local candidates and referendums in his hometown.
He and his wife, Laura, live in Biddeford, Maine and have two sons.