if you or a friend are considering a run for public office in 2021...we should talk
“When I first decided to run for office in 2018, I felt confident about the subject matter and my qualifications for the position, but was concerned because I had never campaigned or fundraised before. I was literally starting from zero. Carlos was instrumental in helping me understand the process and nuance of campaigning, being a candidate for elected office, canvassing and field. Additionally, we had honest, meaningful and significant conversations about the criminal legal system. Those discussions, and his lived experience, impacted and helped inform my policies, procedures and perspective. Carlos was reliable, incredibly knowledgeable, and always professional. We remain in contact and I still seek his input on important and sensitive matters.”
"As I envisioned starting my non profit to serve children and their families, I was able to use Carlos and the CH2 Group's experience in board development, outreach, organization, fundraising and more. Beyond the shared experience, Carlos and members of his team were hands on as needed to provide the technical assistance I required whether it was developing a fundraising ask letter and campaign to helping at events. Whenever, I have an idea or plan, I always run it by Carlos so I can get a detailed vision of how my words and thoughts manifest in a curriculum. No matter the day or hour, for me, they are always always helpful with strategic ways for me to implement my ideas."
In 2018, I decided to run for office. I knew in order to run successfully I would need to talk to and seek counsel on all nuances of running for office. I had a history of community organizing and building work under my belt, knew I was qualified to run, but needed support on fundraising and field. Electoral politics was brand new to me, but I knew who has done it successfully before me . Carlos was honest and had an unmatched understanding of Boston’s political systems and our community. He was able to teach me election math, create innovative strategies to reach voters and share his experience in elected office. That was invaluable. He was honest, knowledgeable and committed to my understanding and success. He was critical to my win. As a resident in my community, I still contact him for guidance on public safety, criminal justice and community based challenges. --
Carlos and I first interacted as friends, he was aware of my platform and had been a listener. As our friendship developed, I began to see the added value that Carlos brought to our friendship. He is a great sounding board. From content creation to fundraising and operations, Carlos has helped multiple visions of mine come to fruition. He treats not only my company as he does his own but he supports my ideas and helps to develop solutions and best practices that seem custom fit for me.
Carlos was an original partner in this small business start up. His knowledge of customers, service and marketing were crucial to our successful start up. After selling back his equity we found it critical to keep him involved as our marketing consultant as he is always thinking of ways for us to grow as a company, grow profit and how to create opportunities to employ from our own community.