Michael Michaelson

  • Portland ME

City Council Campaign Manager, NationBuilder Certified Expert

Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

Trigger Lock Program Coordinator

Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence

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.

Jul 2014 - Nov 2014

Campaign Manager

Justin Costa for City Council

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.

Jun 2013 - Nov 2013

Campaign Manager

Jill Duson for City Council

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.