Quick review: How to Win a Local Election. This was a decent primer, though my edition was fairly out-of-date re: computers, etc. No mention of the internet! I somehow missed that there’s a 2007 edition which presumably is a bit more up-to-date.
It’s geared towards a mid-level local election, so quite a bit of the advice was too much to do for something like my own library board election. But I would still say this was worth skimming, because it’s fairly comprehensive and gives you a good overall sense of what goes into campaigning (and winning). Glad I read it.
Locals, I’d be happy to loan this book out if anyone is thinking about running! If I don’t get any takers, I’ll see if the Democratic Party office wants to hold onto it.