Killer Campaigning

When I get out of the Army – sooner or later – I plan to definitely seek public office. There is so much going on in this country that frustrates me and I want to be a part of the solution, beginning at the local level. So, where do I and other likeminded troops go for tips to prepare for public office? Well, former Soldier Phil Van Treuren has published a post detailing how the Army helped him in his campaign for public office. Phil was recently elected to the City Council in Amherst, OH. He maintains that “you don’t have to be former military to use them in your own campaign . . . just be willing to work hard and take pride in everything you do.”

Read Phil’s entire post at

(Editor’s Note: I publish this post as a citizen of the United States and NOT as a representative of any Armed Force. The views expressed in this post are those of me only and not those of the Department of Defense.)

7 Comments on “Killer Campaigning

  1. YES!! Sir, go for it. We need Patriots, true American MEN, not the selfish oinkers we now have, mostly, though not all in office now.

    Whatever state and county you run in just please let us all know when you are accepting contributions for your campaign and we all can send whatever we’re able to. A lot of folks giving a little can do accomplish a lot.

    GOD BLESS you and yours. Thank you for living by your principles and serving this country.
    Sincerely, Karen T.

  2. Hi CJ,

    Would you be good enough to enumerate “There is so much going on in this country that frustrates me and I want to be a part of the solution…”? I’m curious what it is exactly that you find offensive here, and what you will do on a local level to fix them.


    • Lance,

      A trampling of our constitution with this health care debacle, for one. The constant strive to trample gun rights. Legislators and representatives who care more about their donors than their constituents. Continuous usurping of states’ rights.

      On the local level, I will work to make my city or state less dependent on federal aide so that we aren’t beholdened to it. I’m angry that states aren’t allowed to enforce immigration laws within their own borders. I’m angry that there aren’t any rules for welfare recipients getting off government assistance within a specified time and spending their entire lives getting paid for laziness. I could go on and on.

  3. From What I know of you already,you would do your family and your country a great service by running for office!!As we talked about last week,many things in this world need to be fixed these days!!

  4. I too have thought about running for a local public office after I retire from the Army.

  5. I’ll vote for you if you happen to be in my area because your integrity would do it for me!

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