About Jacob Vurpillat

Jacob is the Manager of Political Communications for NDTC. Jacob was initially an intern for NDTC in 2016 before moving on to work for both a Chicago Alderman and an Illinois State Representative. After working in Parliament in the Republic of Ireland, Jacob joined NDTC in April of 2018. Jacob is a graduate of DePaul University with a degree in Political Science. Outside of politics, Jacob tries to forget the Chicago Cub's century of losing while enjoying their recent success.

7 Precinct Organizing Best Practices

Grassroots energy has been off the charts post-2016, and we saw the results of it in the midterm. In talking to local leaders across the country, we hear of county after county that has seen record numbers of Democrats stepping up to be a precinct captain. In 2018, many counties actually out-recruited Republicans for the first time. How can we [...]

January 31st, 2019

How to Run for Office: Your Campaign Timeline

Plan Your Candidate Journey with This Free Resource

So you think you want to run for office? But you’re petrified. Sure, making the first step to run for office is scary enough, but then you realize you need to figure out HOW to run for office. That’s where we step in. How to Run for Office: Start HERE There’s a lot to learn when it comes to running [...]

November 12th, 2018

Losing with Class

Reading Time: 4 minutes Losing Sucks. We get it. But, there's a right way and a wrong way to lose. If you happen to lose, losing with class sets you up for a run in the future.

October 16th, 2018

Trainer Spotlight – Jennifer Williams

Each month, NDTC highlights one of our incredible trainers. This month, we are highlighting Jennifer Williams. Meet Jennifer Williams A proud Colorado native, Jennifer comes to the NDTC having worked on 25 campaigns and counting at every level of government. Since Jennifer found her love of community organizing volunteering on the 2012 Obama campaign in Fort Collins, Colorado, she can't [...]

October 10th, 2018