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FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast

Mar 2, 2020

When you mention elections to the man or woman on the street, they automatically assume you mean a presidential election, like the big one in 2020. But the fact is, most elections are at the state and local level.  This episode is all about changing from the position of saying “someone ought to do something” about local issues to saying, “I’m going to do something about that.”  This week we are diving into “Running for Local Office For Dummies” by Dan Gookin.

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With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville.

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Dan Gookin is an author, online instructor, and a fiscal conservative yet socially liberal politician who believes his first duty as an elected official is to protect the rights of his constituents.

Dan wrote the original FOR DUMMIES book, DOS For Dummies.