Jeff Ward has covered Illinois politics as a columnist/investigative journalist for 17 years. He’s a sought-after campaign manager with a 75 percent winning track record, and of course, the author of So You Want to Win a Local Election? covered on this website. You can purchase the full color, monochrome, or eBook version on Amazon.

If you’re interested in a campaign consultation, or you simply want to reach out to Jeff, please email him at

Jeff’s private sector experience includes 20 years of business/database consulting for major clients like Wrigley Gum, Philips Electronics, Motorola, SBC, Morton Salt, USG and AT&T. This extensive Fortune 500 background provided Jeff with the statistical and database foundation to determine exactly who your audience or constituency really is.

After all, the best message falls completely flat if not properly targeted.

Jeff also designed, invented, manufactured and marketed the Lapinator Portable Insulated Laptop Desk which received great reviews from trusted sources like The Wall Street Journal, CNET, Gizmodo, The Gadgeteer and PC Magazine. And a campaign is nothing more that “inventing” or “re-inventing” the candidate.

Jeff lives in Geneva, Illinois, with his wife, two sons, and two dogs.