Campaigns, Candidates and Committees

Guest Sean Costello

I was very excited to sit down with Sean because he has a lot of experience in election campaigns. Our conversation focused on the first steps a candidate needs to take after deciding to run for public office. We also talked about the Youth in Government program that Sean runs in Marshfield.  We finished with the two questions I ask every guest -- What advice do you have for first time candidates? and What was your favorite of the campaigns you've worked on?

 

The interview itself lasts for about an hour. I have broken it down into five segments that you can see itemized below with links to the video.

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Full with Sean Costello.

I sat down with Sean to talk about his career in politics and campaigning.  Sean has done a lot in a very short time. He has held every job there is in multiple campaigns and he has personally run for office himself three times (Marshfield School Committee twice and State Rep once). He is a great resource for what first time candidates can expect when they run for office.  Sean is also very active in a great program that gets high school students involved in civic affairs called Youth in Government.  The interview runs for about an hour.  We had a great conversation with more than a few laughs. 

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Sean career in politics and on the campaign trail 

Sean's political career started at age 14 when he went knocking on doors with Jim Cantwell and Josh Cutler on Jim’s first State Rep race. He has worked on a lot of other campaigns since then and we talked about a few of them. His political career started when my neighbor and his family’s lifelong friend -- Marti Morrison -- asked him to run for the Marshfield School Committee. When Jim Cantwell stepped down as State Rep, Sean decided to run for his seat. 

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The big talk

Every candidate that runs for office needs to start the process by sitting down with close friends and family members to have to heart conversations about the realities of running for office. Sean talks about his experience with this process.

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Your committee 

Body: Politics is a team sport. That is why the second thing you need to do after the big talk is to put together a committee to run your campaign.  Sean talks about how to do this and how humbling it was to have so many people help him run for office.

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Restoring faith in America  

Sean talks about the Youth in Government program that he is an advisor for at Marshfield High School. This program is for high school students that are interested in politics and government.  Sean describes how the program works.

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Two question for all campaigners

At the end of every interview I ask the same two questions.  Sean gives an interesting answer to the first question. 

  • Name’s favorite campaign?

  • Name's advice for first time campaigners?

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