Building the List

Growing the List is important to a campaign. This post talks about how you can help.

Lynn and I spent a couple of hours Sunday tabulating the contributions and contact sheets we collected at NEOEA’s annual Megaconference, held on Saturday at Tri-C Corporate College East.

The members’ generosity was considerable–and appreciated! And we’re happy to welcome dozens of new contacts–people like you who have expressed a desire to stay in touch through the months ahead.

I meet many people who ask what they can do. Different people can do different things, of course, but one thing anyone can do is to spread the word. A key bit of help would be passing the word along to people who vote in the district.

If you have friends or family members who live in Cleveland or one of the other 39 municipalities within District 11, ask them if they’d like to subscribe to these campaign updates. Subscribing is easy: we’ve placed a “subscribe” link on the website that automates the process.

We’ll welcome interest from anybody, whether they vote in the district or not. Everybody knows somebody, and some of those somebodies live in the district. But–except for Cleveland, which is “all in” the district–how will your friends know whether they’re in the district or not? Two ways:

  1. We’ve posted a page that lists the municipalities and school districts of District 11, and that page is located here.
  2. Some municipalities are split, especially those on the edges of the district. For them, it’s easy to use the Ohio Senate search page. If it says you’re in Senate Districts 21, 23, or 25, then you’re in SBOE District 11.

If you’re like most people I know, you’ve been getting hammered (especially as the primary approaches) with messages asking for money. This isn’t one of them. Right now, what my campaign needs most is contacts. Once people know about this office, its role in shaping the lives of our kids and the future of our state, and how I plan to make a difference, I think they will be happy to contribute.

This post originally appeared on the website of my 2016 campaign for State Board of Education,

Author: StgCoach

Retired teacher and public education leader. Pastoral musician, community activist, parliamentarian, and photographer.