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Disaster Zone Podcast: ‘Getting Elected Is the Easy Part’

Insights from a long-serving state-level elected official.

In the world of emergency management and public policy, legislators play an outsized role in providing the resources we need to be successful.

In this Disaster Zone podcast, “Getting Elected is the Easy Part,” we get a peek into the world of being an elected official. The interview is with someone who knows the ups and downs of serving as an elected official. You will find some of her information insightful and if you do aspire to become an elected official, you might find her book very helpful for the path you are taking.

Podcast description is below:

“Karen Kaiser is a currently serving Washington State Senator. She recently had a book published, Getting Elected is the Easy Part: Work and Winning in the State Legislature In this podcast we learn about her personal experiences and then also dive more deeply into her advice for people aspiring to be elected officials.

“Here is a description of her book: Across the nation every two years, first-time lawmakers enter state legislatures--institutions steeped in tradition, arcane procedures, and unwritten rules. Although dozens of publications advise candidates on how to run and win campaigns, for those elected, few resources exist. After more than twenty years in the Washington State Legislature, Senator Karen Keiser realized she could address that knowledge gap. Written for legislative newcomers and others interested in state government, her book blends documented research with her personal experiences and observations about how to succeed and achieve real change. She focuses on the culture adjustment and challenges many newly elected lawmakers face, and offers tips and advice to help them achieve their legislative goals.”
Disaster Zone by Eric Holdeman is dedicated to sharing information about the world of emergency management and homeland security.