ACH Study Groups
Ben & Fran Gilmore – Cofounders
7659 Gingerblossom Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
This is a letter to our friends –
Is it possible that the Lord has been nudging you to be a candidate for elected office?
It night be for the House or Senate. Trump and his team are going to be looking at every one of the candidates. If they think your philosophy, drive, and personality make you look like a winner – you will have surprising support!
It doesn’t have to be top of the ticket races. The down ticket state, county, and city races are, in many ways, more important. Again, I suspect “(R)” behind your name will be a surprising asset in 2022.
If there is even a possibility – time is shorter than you think. Some primary races are scheduled in about a year from now. I suggest you go to the County Registrar’s office in person. Talk with a knowledgeable staff member. (It never hurts to have a friend there that you can call.) Build a timeline of campaign filing dates.
Next – You will need a close friend to be your campaign treasurer. This person will have to stay current on filing dates and cash flow. I emphasize “close friend”, one who is as dedicated as you are. (Else you might be sharing a jail cell!)
Open a “fictitious name account” for your campaign. You will need about $50 to the county and another $50 to open a Campaign bank account. (You must have a county fictitious name to open a Campaign bank account.)
I recommend holding off on hiring a Campaign Manager. Get started on your own. Learn a little first.
That done, your friends will know you are serious. Invite them over. I suggest – don’t ask for money. That comes later. You re looking for advisers. They come in “flavors” – political experience; fund raising; philosophy; public relations; “girl-Friday” grunt work; … .
Attend the local Republican clubs. You are a newcomer – play dumb. DO NOT mention you are running until you know who else might be a competitor.
That should be enough to get started. Let’s take our country back!
OH – BTW If you win a Primary Election (Often you are the only candidate in down-ticket races.) and lose the General Election in November, you will have earned a voice with, perhaps, other political perks.
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