Just finished voting and it felt good; it caused me to reflect back to why it has been so long since going to the polls. Since 2007, I have been overseas on 4 deployments and voted from war zones. One time they could not get the ballots out to us, so we filled out generic ballots. That was in 2008. In 2010 after my second tour in Afghanistan, I returned home for just enough time to enter a race but was back on active duty before election day. I dropped my ballot off at the county recorder’s office before leaving for Fort Leavenworth. More about this race later. [Read more…]
Dr. William (Bill) Tarbell grew up in humble circumstances in the small town of Suquamish, Washington. Frequent forays into the Olympic and Cascade Mountains developed in him a passion for all things outdoors. After moving with his family to Pennsylvania, he began an extended journey into higher education, eventually acquiring two masters’ degrees and a doctorate. [Read more…]
Lynch served as Chief Operating Officer of the Great Valley Center, a non profit agency serving all of California’s central valley, from Redding to Bakersfield from 2004 through May 2007. The Great Valley Center offers leadership, capacity building and information services to California’s fastest growing and most diverse region. [Read more…]
Ben breaks down Winning Campaign Signs into three steps: 1) Choose the number of campaign yard signs. See Link 2) Design yard signs that stand out and be consistent with branding using you sign as a logo and image of your campaign. Use contrasting colors that stand out and stay away from red, white and blue. 3. Choosing a size. Generally, if you have a long name you will need a slightly larger sign. Most yard signs are 24″ wide by 18″ high.
After years on the campaign trail, Ben decided it was time to figure out yard signs. Field organizers loathe them. Volunteers love them. So what’s the truth? Can yard signs be a part of a winning campaign or are they just a vestige of campaigns from yesteryear? Well, Ben uncovered the truth about yard signs, and well, it’s somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.