About Local Victory

“The Internet’s best source for learning how to win political campaigns.”

I started Local Victory in 2001 to bring every campaign and political committee – no matter how small or large – the tools and information they need to win elections.

This website exists for one purpose: to teach candidates, campaign staff, political organizations, volunteers and activists how to win political campaigns.  The articles and information on Local Victory are non-partisan in nature, and can be used by any candidate of any party to learn how to run a successful political campaign.

“Local Victory is fantastic!”

– Rhonda Rutledge
Former President, Alabama Fed. of Republican Women

Local Victory brings the know-how of professional political consulting to campaigns of all sizes.  I know our strategies work because I have used them, time and time again, to help campaigns across the United States (and internationally) win!

Learn how to win your next political campaign…

For too long, professional political strategy was the sole purview of large campaigns and well-connected candidates.  Now, Local Victory brings campaigns of all sizes the professional strategy, tools and information they need to win.

About Me

My name is Joe Garecht. I am the founder of Local Victory, the oldest and most respected source of political campaign “how-to” information on the Internet.  I have broad experience in political campaign strategy, communications, grassroots tactics and fundraising.

I have worked on the staff of two Republican National Conventions, served as the Finance Budget Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and worked as a senior member of the staff of several major political campaigns. Over the past 20 years, I have also consulted with dozens of political campaigns to help them win.

A few of my clients have included Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-PA), County Commissioner Dave Abraham (R-MI), Delegate Jeff Frederick (R-VA), Bill Scranton for Governor (R-PA), Sam Katz for Mayor (R-PA), Bill Gram-Reefer for County Council (R-CA) and the Pennsylvania House Republican Campaign Committee.

Though my consulting work focuses on Republican candidates, this site is non-partisan and teaches political strategy and tactics that work for all candidates, regardless of political affiliation.

I am the author of several well-known books on political campaigns, including How to Win Any Election and The Complete Guide to Getting Your Campaign Off the Ground. I have presented at numerous political campaign seminars and workshops,and have taught thousands of candidates and campaign managers how to successfully win an election.

In addition to political campaigns, I also work with non-profit organizations and civic groups to help them raise the money they need to thrive. You can find out more about my work with non-profits at Garecht Fundraising Associates.

“Joe Garecht never ceases to amaze me.   He’s  bringing high-tech tools to the world of bare knuckle politics. Local Victory brings indispensable professional knowledge to our front line troops in the field.”

– Charlie Bohnenberger
Former Senior Advisor to
Governor Tom Ridge (R-PA)

The Local Victory Newsletter

Our newsletter is a free, weekly e-mail that includes state-of-the-art tips, strategies and tactics for winning elections. The newsletter contains how-to guides, step-by-step ideas, and amazing resources for political campaigns looking to for the inside track on how to win.  The Local Victory Newsletter was started in 2001, and has helped tens of thousands of candidates, consultants, and staffers to learn the secrets of running a winning campaign.

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