When you take on the political process from the vantage point of the candidate. If you are going offer local office then you are probably charged with good ideas and a good reason why you are running but there comes a problem with your status as a low level candidate: you are seriously not sure how to run the campaign. This doesn’t mean you don’t understand what you have to do to win but rather how you go about executing your plan. This isn’t all the uncommon.
The biggest problem with running a local campaign is that it is usually staffed by a group of loyal family and friends. Far be it from anyone to tell your family and friends that they are unqualified but the truth is they may not know what they are doing. For that you will have to prepare to take action and be your own campaign manager and this means managing your staff and delegating responsibility.
The first thing to do is seek out the most knowledgeable, responsible, and smartest people in your team and seek them out for a leadership position. With that you will be able to lay out a strong game plan and you will be able to finally figure out how to put that plan into action.
Make sure your campaign manager is someone that you trust. You want to make sure they will be able to devote all the time that it takes to win the election. Make sure they share your vision for a successful campaign and make sure they are willing to do be there to dole out responsibilities. If they are not willing to be a part of everything it takes then don’t worry about them, thank them, and look elsewhere for a manager. You need someone who is on your side.