Campaign and Referenda Experience


If you represent an individual considering a candidacy for public office or need strategic direction for influencing public opinion on a referendum,  you will need good advice from seasoned professionals in a variety of areas before during and after the campaign.

Grandone Public Relations provides confidential strategic counsel to candidates and community leaders that will help their campaign prevail.

The following list represents select matters in which the principals of Grandone Public Relations and its associates have led or participated in at the local, state and national levels.

1976  Carter-Mondale Campaign – staff assigned to southern Illinois headquarters (WON)

1980 Democratic National Convention – volunteer assigned to assist presidential staff (WON NOMINATION)

1982 Stephens for Congress, Illinois 18th Congressional District – primary election  campaign manager (WON NOMINATION)

1982  Stephens for Congress – general election – press secretary (LOST TO CONGRESSMAN BOB MICHEL)

1984  Roy Blunt for Secretary of State, Coro Fellow assigned to campaign (WON)

1985  Coalition for the Incorporation of Chesterfield, Mo. – campaign manager  (WON)

1986 Hayner Public Library Tax Referendum – Alton, Ill. –campaign manager (WON)

1995 Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission – Assisted Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois in the defense of Scott Air Force Base and the Army’s Charles Melvin Price Support Center (WON)

1996 McHenry County, Ill., Fox River Bridge referendum (WON)

1998 Proposition M (Madison County Illinois) campaign manager (LOST)

“There’s no such thing as a campaign you can’t lose. And there’s very few you can’t win.”

Former U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton 2005

For more information, contact

Jim Grandone

Grandone Public Relations

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Edwardsville, IL 62025

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