Blogger wins Dunwoody City Council Seat.

Congratulations to John Heneghan of dunwoodynorth.blogspot.com who won a seat on the Dunwoody City Council last night:

Since I am not a wealthy man financially and I wasn’t able to accept political contributions due to the restrictions placed upon me by my Federal Employment; I ran this campaign out of my pocket, which for me meant that it had to be done cheaply.

I used the electronic media to build a citywide following leading up to the election with my neighborhood blog and then converted it over to my personal blog once the election was about to begin. I sent out a rather non-traditional campaign announcement which was circulated through the community via e-mail whereby I heard some residents received it through various routes up to 6 times.

I not only refused political contributions on day one, I also explained my circumstances and the fact that I would not be doing yard signs, mass mailings, robo calls or other expensive advertising tactics used to garnish votes. I proclaimed that every yard in Dunwoody without a sign was going to be voting for me and with the final count showing that 2 out of every 3 voters voted for me, I wasn’t far off.

So the Vast Blogger Conspiracy continues. City Council seats now, complete world domination very soon.

3 comments

  1. Tea Party says:

    If I made my living advising politicians on how to win an election, I would be very curious about how my neighbor did this.

    Non traditional campaign win using a blog, personal contacts, and good will. OK for a city council seat, but would it work in a larger election? Frankly, I hope so, the idea of spending multiple millions to get elected is killing our process.

  2. Bill Simon says:

    “Non traditional campaign win using a blog, personal contacts, and good will. OK for a city council seat, but would it work in a larger election? Frankly, I hope so, the idea of spending multiple millions to get elected is killing our process.”

    It will work…in about 40 years, when all of us old coots die off and the only people left living will be those who grew-up on social networking.

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