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How to win your 1st election
Guber, Susan, 1938-
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, Fla. : St. Lucie Press, [1997]

Physical Description:
xi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Format :


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JK2283 .G83 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
JK2283 .G83 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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When this book was first published in 1987, many first-time candidates unabashedly referred to it as "the Bible." Now in a new, updated edition, How to Win Your 1st Election is a step-by-step guide to the entire campaign process, from raising funds right through handling election-day jitters. Want to know where to put up signs? What to say at a candidates' forum? How to dress to make the best possible impression? Let Susan Guber, who beat out seven other candidates in her first election, show you the way.

How to Win Your 1st Election is an ideal book for aspiring candidates, campaign managers, public relations consultants and students of political science and U.S. government. Written in a clear, easy-to-read style, it devotes entire chapters to topics such as hiring staff, managing the media, creating a public image, writing and delivering speeches, and campaign ethics. What's more, it's one of the few books out there that offers a full, comprehensive look at our country's unique electoral system-as seen through the eyes of an experienced insider. Susan Guber put this information to work for herself in three successful campaigns. Won't you try the same?

Author Notes

Susan Guber is the author of How to Win Your First Election: The Candidate's Handbook (1988, 2nd ed. 1997). She wrote the book after winning her first election to the Florida House of Representatives. She served three terms, representing 85,000 constituents, and wrote the book because so many people subsequently asked her to help them with their elections.

Susan Guber was born in 1938 and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. She received a B.A. from University of Chicago. Guber moved to Miami, Florida in 1965. Prior to her election, she was active in the Dade County Common Cause, the Citizen's Coalition for Public Schools, and the Women's Political Caucus. She works in the Government Relations Office of the Baptist Health Systems of South Florida and is a healthcare lobbyist.

(Bowker Author Biography)