California Target Book
This month, AAPC caught up with new Individual member, Tom Shortridge.
AAPC: Why did you join AAPC?
Tom: To network with AAPC members who would be interested in the California Target Book and our new product Target Book USA. At the last AAPC event in Los Angeles, I saw many of our current subscribers and wanted to network with more political professionals.
AAPC: What do you love about politics?
Tom: Politics is ever changing and ever evolving. I have been in politics for 30 years and it’s never boring.
AAPC: Why is being part of a bipartisan organization valuable to you?
Tom: The Target Book is a non-partisan, bipartisan research tool kit good for all consultants, donors, trade associations and anyone involved in raising or spending political money.
AAPC: What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
Tom: Best Career Advice: Politics is not Personal. Only amateurs make it personal or take it personally.
AAPC: Where do you go when you need to be inspired?
Tom: The Beach
AAPC: What’s next for you in 2017?
Tom: We are just now prepping for the roll out of a new Target Book web site and lining up many new subscribers to our tool box of research items for the 2018 election. We have plans to roll out a nationwide tool box very shortly, so stay tuned.