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Nathan Hoffman

Campaign Manager for Local Ballot Initiatives

Work experience

Feb 2003Present

Campaign Consultant

Young Independent Consultants

Independent contractor tasked with putting local liquor options on the ballot for entities who wish to either obtain a liquor permit in a dry county, change their current permit to include more sales times, or resolve an issue with improper sales occurrences.  This work includes petitioning local precincts in a home to home method to secure the 35% of voter turnout during the last gubernatorial race needed to place such items on the ballot.  Campaigning a positive message of tax revenues for the township, increased sales for local businesses and more choices as far as restaurants, taverns, fuel stations and fuel markets.  And getting out the vote on election day.  In the 10 years I have been working on these campaigns I have never failed a single issue.  My day is usually a long drive to anywhere in Ohio's 88 counties, visiting registered voters at their homes for five hours and a return trip.  I have a wonderful time meeting the communities and people and seeing places I might not have had a chance to visit before. 

Apr 2009Dec 2011


Begley Upholstery

Provided high quality furniture restoration for personal and corporate customers.  The shop experienced record sales during my tenure exceeding totals from the previous sixty years of operation.  Designed, constructed and restored furniture for personal homes, offices, government, schools and universities, arenas, antique malls, and shops.  Worked in shop and on location daily, providing on-site installation, timely delivery and pick-up.  Substituted as sales manager when staff was unavailable.

Jun 2006Aug 2008

Local Ballot Facilitator

Field Resource Management

Contracted to obtain signatures from registered voters to add new liquor permits to local ballots.  Campaigned door to by door in precinct and by phone once the initiative had been placed on the ballot to gauge likely community response and facilitate a successful campaign through get out the vote efforts.  Initiatives passed in all 88 Ohio counties with a personal success rate of 100%.  Managed small crews in the field with concentration on training newer members, providing support for field staff, logistics, accuracy and timely completion.  This position required extensive contact with the voting public and the local Board of Elections.  Worked to promote positive representation of the client while in the field.  Obtained desired permits for local restaurants, grocery, retail centers, liquor stores, drug stores, gas stations and personal business interested in selling alcohol or obtaining a greater permit.

Apr 2005Sep 2005

Associate Program Coordinator


Brought on to aid the campaign to elect Columbus mayor Mike Coleman as governor of Ohio.  Re:Organize was awarded the contract to build a statewide coalition to promote the policies and experience of Mr. Coleman throughout the state.  Was consulted to write policy for the business, organize field offices in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Portsmouth, train canvassers, head the events coordination, and fundraise.  I worked with an amazing staff that included Coleman's personal staff, Harvard and Yale graduates and former CIA employees along with my previous canvass director from Ohio Citizen Action.  It was an incredible amount of challenging work that was cut short due to Mayor Coleman dropping out of the race due to personal issues.

Feb 2000Sep 2003

Senior Field Manager

Ohio Citizen Action

A citizen public health and advocacy group.  I was responsible for leading crews into communities for door to door fundraising at $150/day as a senior field manager. I trained hundreds of canvassers to inform and organize communities into action. During my three years we sucessfully moved River Valley Schools, outlawed Beryllium in Toledo, forced AK Steel to cleaning up Dick's creek and install scrubbers on their stacks, got Columbus steel drum abandon their practices, and pressured Shelly asphalt clean up dirty practices. I traveled the country within the Hudson Bay organization and lent my leadership to build other offices. I worked on item pricing in Michigan, and utility deregulation in Rhode Island.

Apr 1997Feb 2000

Department Manager


As the outside lawn and garden and greenhouse manager I was responsible for all aspects of this quarter of the store.  I ordered plants and merchandise, hired and scheduled staff, preformed seasonal resets, maintained sales floor, improved customer base, attended vendor educational trainings and was in charge of $3 million in annual sales.  I was state certified in forklift, extend reach trucks, cherry pickers, and electric pallet jacks.  I was promoted from inside seasonal to repair this department at a very young age.


Dec 2011Present

Associates Degree

Columbus State Community College

Education in building design, structural integrity (statics), International Building Code, Ohio Building Code, ADA compliance, electrical, plumbing, blueprints and schedules.  Design software familiarity includes: AutoCAD 2013, Revit 2013, SketchUp Pro, Vectorworks 2012, and Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Jul 1995Nov 1997

Bachelors of Science

DeVry Institute of Technology

Education in computer hardware and software systems.  Studies included system architecture, programming languages, and general education.  Learned to code in Cobol, C++, and linux.


Trish Demeter - Director of Clean Energy Campaigns for the Ohio Environmental Council

(614) 487-5829 -

Bob Young - President and CEO for Young Independent Consultants

(614) 447-9991 -

Catherine Turcer - Legislative Director for Ohio Citizen Action

(614) 579-5509 -Google "Catherine Turcer OCA" for more information than could possibly be listed here


Forklift / Extend Reach

State of Ohio

Other Jobs Held in Political Offseason

2013-2014  New Story of Ohio - At risk youth caregiver

2004-2005  Evolution Power Boats - Pontoon boat assembly

1994-1997  Shearer's Barbecue Ranch - Catering parties from 50 - 5000

2004, 2006, 2008  Various Restaurants - Delivery person, cook