WHO IS WATCHING YOUR BACK?
Your calendar is thick with community stakeholder meetings, potential supporters, activists and speaking engagements.You have a campaign manager, someone in the field, someone handling messaging and someone watching the bank account. All good...but who is watching your back?
Who is making sure that your campaign meets deadlines, correctly files appropriate forms and disclosures, and provides checks and balances to ensure that your treasurer is staying in compliance? Who is making sure you are legal?
If you are even contemplating running for office, a thorough confidential review of current and past business interests should be conducted to identify potential conflict of interests or inconsistencies, and identify strengths and weaknesses. Correct a problem now or wait for your opponent to raise the issue later.