Campaign Manager

Guest Amy Belmore

For this interview, I sat down with Amy Belmore to talk about what it takes to be a campaign manager. 

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Amy's full video

In this hour long video, I talk with Amy Belmore about what it takes to run a political campaign. The interview starts with Amy’s background working with Rep. Tom Catler and continues all the way through her last campaign with Kathy LaNatra.  Amy has run great campaigns in one the toughest districts in Massachusetts. We talk about what the first steps are for a campaign manager to get going on a given campaign. The key is putting together a great team.  Amy outlines the key roles that need to be filled. We finish the interview with a discussion of what it takes to be a campaigner manager and close with the same two questions I ask each guest. 

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Amy's campaign career

Amy has been interested in politics since she was in college, working to register voters.  She first became a campaign manager after meeting her State Rep Tom Calter at a nonprofit meet and greet. Ten years and several campaigns later, she was Kathy LaNatra’s campaign manager after Tom retired last year.

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Campaign Manager’s first step

Amy begins each campaign by sitting down with the candidate to talk about the reality of running for office. Next, she looks at the budget, sets fundraising goals and starts working on the candidate's stump speech.  All the while, she is thinking about putting together a strong team to work toward election.   

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Your Team

The campaign manager cannot do everything by him or herself and volunteers are the cornerstone of any political campaign, Amy outlines the key roles to fill in order to run a successful campaign.  It's all about teamwork so you need team players.  

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What it takes to be a campaign manager.

The campaign manager is the toughest job on the campaign. Before you commit to running a campaign, you need to look at the requirements that Amy outlines in this video. 

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Two question for all campaigners
  • Name’s favorite campaign?

  • Name's advice for first time campaigners?

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