Community College Professor Joanna Flores was unknown in most of her District when she ran for a seat on the Montebello Unified School Board.
The Political Scientists crafted a plan to present Joanna Flores' inspiring story to voters and at the same time let residents know that the two incumbent school board members were not doing the best possible job for the community.
Flores marshaled a strong volunteer field operation to go door to door, mailed out catchy magnets, and gave voters good reasons to make a change to improve education in their community.
We are proud that on Election Day Joanna Flores won her seat because of our unique campaign.
What happens when Monica Ratliff, a veteran teacher with no cash, no name recognition and no political experience decides to run for a Los Angeles Unified School Board seat four months before the election? In a true David v. Goliath battle, Monica had $50,000 to reach out to the District's 250,000 voters. Monica's opponent was armed with a $2 million dollar war chest and the support of the downtown political establishment.
The Political Scientists was required to leverage Monica Ratliff’s limited campaign budget to catapult her to one of the biggest political upsets in Los Angeles history.
The Political Scientists made California history by running the campaign to recall the entire Covina City Council. This historic recall is the first and only time in California history that an entire city council was recalled.
Despite the recall campaign's limited financial resources, we developed a strong grass roots coalition to get the message out and created five simple, yet powerful direct mail pieces.
Appointed Ventura County College Board Member Bernardo Perez was in trouble. He was a Democrat running for his first term in a district where about 13% of the likely voters were Latino and 31% of the likely voters were Democrats against a candidate backed by the local Republican Party and Republican elected officials. To compound the problem Perez was running for a “down ballot” office in the November 2012 Presidential election.
We used the Perez campaign’s limited resources to reach out to voters using unique direct mail techniques that helped Perez to break through the plethora of direct mail received by voters resulting in a 13% victory margin for Perez.
Political newcomer Susan Rhilinger came in first out of fourteen challengers and placed ahead of two incumbent Torrance City Council Members and a field of other well-known candidates. We capitalized on Susan Rhilinger's law enforcement background in our direct mail program to grab voters' attention.
A local grass roots organization qualified a ballot measure to stop the city from setting up a redevelopment agency. The redevelopment agency planned to use eminent domain to buy up homes and businesses in the city against the wishes of the property owners.
Our campaign made a local family owned nursery that had been in business for over 50 years the center piece of our campaign; the nursery would have been forced to relocate if the redevelopment agency had succeeded. By showing voters the real people who would be affected by the redevelopment agency’s actions, we were able to successfully prevail in stopping the redevelopment agency.