Seven Habits of effective election administrators
Telling your story

By Dave Ammons

I retired on New Year’s Day after having a front row seat for 46 years as an Associated Press political writer, public television host, and communications director and policy adviser for the Washington Secretary of State.

A common thread for me during those enjoyable, challenging, dynamic years was the task of relating the drama of campaigns and elections, the mysterious world of politics, and my personal mission of promoting civility, civics education, and connecting people with their government.

Much has been written about voters’ disconnect with government and politics, the incivility and coarseness of our time, and distrust in our leaders and the process by which we elect them. Restoring that faith and confidence, and re-engaging people in self-government will certainly be no easy task. The time to begin is now. Read More…