Candidates Can’t Do It All: Building The Team You Need To Win

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As 2024 approaches, we know that many Progressive job seekers & professionals are seeking nuggets of wisdom heading into the upcoming election. We have great news! All of the panels from the 2023 Powerful IDEA Virtual Career Expo are available to watch on YouTube.

Running for office is difficult. There are long hours and so much to do in a short period of time that it can often feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. That’s why candidates can’t do it alone. It takes a team to run for office. That can seem scary to candidates – where do you find people to help? Can you afford staff? There are different ways to build your campaign teams depending on your district, your network, and your campaign’s needs whether it is volunteers, consultants or paid staff. This group of professionals will tell you everything you need to know.

Emerge’s President Brianna Carmen moderated the panel. Panelists included:

  • Johana Bencomo, Las Cruces City Councilor, District 4
  • Kelly Dietrich, Founder/CEO, National Democratic Training Committee
  • Adnaan Muslim, Direct Mail Consultant, Deliver Strategies

Watch the full panel below and let us know what you think in the comments!


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