About Conor Hicks

Conor is a seventh-generation Oregonian, born and raised in the Central Oregon town of Redmond. While he has deep roots in both the Northwest and Midwest, he currently lives most of the year in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where he studies Political Science at Boston College. At NDTC, Conor is a member of the Communications team.

NDTC in the News: July Roundup

Welcome to the July edition of "NDTC in the News"! As we travel around the country helping Democrats develop the skills they need to win elections, it’s impossible to miss the enthusiasm among grassroots Democratic activists. It's inspiring to see concerned progressives across America take the leap and run for office. At NDTC, we know it can be hard to [...]

August 8th, 2019

Twitter for Political Campaigns

Tweeting Like a Political Pro

Twitter, though not as wide-reaching as Facebook, is an important element of a campaign’s digital strategy. Today, we’re here to help you establish an active, effective, and engaging Twitter page for your campaign.  Using Twitter for political campaigns can be tricky, so we'll offer some insight into building an effective social media strategy.  When you first run for office, you [...]

August 1st, 2019

Five Strategies to Deal with Negative Campaign Interactions

Negative campaign interactions are an unfortunate part of every campaign. Almost everyone that’s worked on or in a campaign has a story about that one angry person met on the doorstep or talked to on the phone. In our current political climate, rudeness is a frequent player in campaign life and political discourse.  Politics inherently breeds strong emotions. The issues [...]

July 25th, 2019

Working on a Campaign: 5 Myths

From casual observers to political buffs, working on a political campaign seems to be a mysterious, exhausting, and challenging experience. While there’s a certain level of truth in the latter two, it’s important to demystify the world of campaigns and the people who run them. First, we'll hear from some seasoned campaigners about their experiences. Then, we'll take a look [...]

July 11th, 2019

NDTC in the News: June Roundup

Welcome to the June edition of "NDTC in the News"! Over the past few months, countless news reports have documented the enthusiasm and activism among grassroots Democrats. Concerned citizens from all walks of life are getting off the sidelines and involving themselves in our political process. The last few years have seen an unprecedented surge in progressive candidates launching campaigns [...]

July 3rd, 2019

Pride Month 2019 – NDTC Trainee Spotlight

Featuring NDTC-trained LGBTQ+ Politicians

It's Pride Month 2019! In U.S. politics, members of the LGBTQ+ community are significantly underrepresented. In 2016, roughly four percent of Americans identified as being part of the LGBTQ+ community. In a perfect world of equal representation, that’d mean we’d see about four LGBTQ+ senators and 17 LGBTQ+ representatives in Congress. As of 2019, however, our Congress has only two [...]

June 27th, 2019

Virginia Elections 2019: Primary Recap

NDTC Trainees Find Success in Old Dominion Primary Races

Virginia Primary Overview We're covering results from the 2019 Virginia primary elections today! Last week, the Commonwealth of Virginia held its primary ahead of November’s general election. The night saw a significant number of contested races on both sides of the aisle. Pundits across the country are paying close attention to events in Virginia, as this year’s election could hand [...]

June 20th, 2019

New Jersey Primary Recap

NDTC Trainees Claim Victory in Garden State Primary

Fasten your seatbelts folks, because election season is upon us once again! It's time to talk New Jersey primary politics. This week, our installment of primary election coverage takes us to the bustling cities, rolling hills, and beautiful beaches of New Jersey. After months of door-knocking, making phone calls, and engaging with voters at every opportunity, candidates were finally able [...]

June 11th, 2019