Running for Tempe City Council can be a daunting task. I should know, the first time I ran in 2000 I lost badly! I spent the next 12 years learning how to run a successful City Council campaign and won in 2012, and 2016, acting as my own campaign manager in both races.
I thought I would share the strategy and tips I used with others who might be interested in running for Tempe City Council so I wrote everything down. Basically, I’m trying to democratize the democratic process!
At the most basic level, this book provides you a pile of useful information about what you will need to buy, and where you can buy it. But, I hope, it does more than that. I hope it also provides you the start of a toolkit to develop your own campaign for office.
There are loads of reasons why a person running for office should win or lose, but knowing how to run a campaign should not be one of them!
Kolby Granville, Former Tempe City Council Member
(And if you are an elected official who thinks “Kolby got everything wrong!” I would encourage you to write your own version of this book explaining your political process. I do not think I am the only one with good ideas on how to run and win elections, I am just the only one who has written it down!)