• Portland ME

Michael Michaelson

City Council Campaign Manager, NationBuilder Certified Expert

Work History

Work History

MAINE CITIZENS AGAINST HANDGUN VIOLENCE

Jun 2014 - Present

Trigger Lock Program Coordinator

Coordinated statewide distribution of thousands of trigger locks to police departments and healthcare agencies.

Acted as the primary point of contact between the organization and law enforcement. Made regular contact with all participants to determine inventory and demand.

WAYNFLETE SCHOOL

Jul 2013 - Present

Development Intern

Created and successfully executed a strategy to find contact information of alumni that included phone calls, digital communication and mailers.

JUSTIN COSTA FOR CITY COUNCIL

Jul 2014 - Nov 2014

Campaign Manager

Led a successful campaign that won a majority of the votes in a competitive three way race and gained the support of the Chamber of Commerce, Voter Education Brigade, Councilors, the majority of the city's legislative delegation, the majority of the School Board, business owners and community leaders.

Worked closely with the candidate to develop and execute a campaign plan that included fundraising, targeting and messaging strategies and to develop advertising and mail pieces.

Managed a voter file, worked with the candidate to develop a tiered targeting system, created walk lists.

Coordinated volunteer GOTV and persuasion actions. Trained, recruited and managed volunteers.

Scheduled the candidate at events around the district.

JILL DUSON FOR CITY COUNCIL

Jun 2013 - Nov 2013

Campaign Manager

Led a successful campaign that won every precinct in the city and gained endorsements from The Portland Phoenix, Portland Education Association and Carpenter’s Union.

Developed a campaign plan that integrated communication, digital, field, and fundraising strategies.

Coordinated volunteer actions, managed a voter file and created call and walk lists for the candidate and volunteers.

Designed advertisements printed in various local papers, managed and developed a website, oversaw Facebook and Twitter presences.

MAINERS UNITED FOR MARRIAGE

Jul 2012 - Nov 2012

Field Intern

Led and supervised phonebanks and in-person volunteer recruitment actions.

Trained, coached, and managed volunteers during in-person and phone-based volunteer recruitment and persuasion actions. Supervised data entry.

Participated in the development of trainings and scripts.

Attended daily staff meetings, weekly team meetings, and monthly campaign-wide meetings.