“Most of you will find time is your strength.
“I started working on my campaign literature a year in advance,” newly elected county board member Yensen said later.
“Our secret weapon is time and message and passion to win,” Bissett said.
Mike Fourcher gave tried and try advice about raising money.
The essential, of course, is
Locally, Fourcher worked on Patrick Ouimet’s and Bill Gentes’ Illinois state senate campaigns. He founded purely political consulting after working more recently with the Haymarket Group, among others.
Shepherdson urged candidates to find something to be passionate about and had some really good advice regarding attitude:
“If you’re not having fun, why do it?”
She also thinks every candidate in every incumbent should have an opponent.
Tom Cynor, who was slated to be the Democratic Party’s candidate for State’s Attorney, stressed the need for money, especially for a countywide campaign.
He pointed out that there are 200,000 voters to court.
“You’re looking at a large number of folks.
“The business of running for countywide office is raising money.
“(If you can’t raise the money) you don’t have an honest and valid shot at winning the office.
“It’s a huge, huge undertaking.”
He recommended having a war chest of at least $100,000 to run for county office.
“(Raising the money) is a task the candidate can’t be bashful about. If you’re bashful about anything, you shouldn’t be running for countywide office.”
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Mike Bissett is seen in the first table shot. Behind him is Tom Cynor and Nancy Shepherdson. Below Mike Fourcher’s slide and shadow is Nancy Shepherdson. At the bottom is Tom Cynor with Shepherdson again int he background.