One Year in Politics
by Morgan Searcy
The short-term nature of electoral systems prevents staffers and campaigns from building upon knowledge and benefiting from prior experiences. One Year in Politics is an inside look at working in electoral spaces from the personal stories of first-time campaign staffers working with American Democratic efforts in 2020.
The book analyzes the interviews and data of 200+ young campaign staffers to explain both opportunities and challenges of single-cycle campaign work. One Year in Project advocates for more transparency and equity in future electoral work.
Interviewees: Nelowfar Ahmadi, Alex Ames, Caroline Beohm, Megha Bhattacharya, Liam Bodlak, Ethan Chase, Peter DeBaugh, Hannah Ezell, Hannah Gaffney, Luke Holey, Nicole Jevons, Kiera Manser, Kaitlyn May, Amelia Montooth, Marcus Nelson, Jade Ngengi, Megan Pappalardo, Gabbi Perry, Elliot Richardson, Jace Ritchey, Hazel Rosenblum-Sellers, Ellen Smith, Rachel Thompson, Sojan Thrasher, Ezekiel Uriel, Natalie Valenzuela, Dawson Vandervort, Michael Watson, and others.
Data and Project Support: Irina Alejandro
Copy Editing: Amy Schubert
Reviewed by: Raquel Breternitz, Kiayna O’Neal, Colleen Murphy, and Tim Norton
Design & Creative: Morgan Searcy, Joan Comellas
Web Developer: Jackson Glass
Paperback | 216 pages | Self-Published | 2023