Request for Volunteers: Chris Hurst VA 12 Election - social media audit and strategy


Democratic Candidate
Chris Hurst


Chris Hurst is running for state delegate in Virginia’s 12th district - a district that has a Republican incumbent since 2012 but has been identified as one of Virginia’s “swing” by the pundits. Chris is a local TV anchor and well known in the area. His name may sound familiar as he suffered an unspeakable tragedy in 2015 when his girlfriend, Alison Parker, and her cameraman were killed on live TV. This sent him down a different path, one in which he believes he can better fight for the causes they valued most in public office. He’s running a campaign focused on access to mental health care, quality in education for students with special needs and workforce development for economic prosperity.

To learn more you can see his current site, FB and twitter.



Chris may be a first time candidate but he has already amassed a social media following that would make George Takei jealous. His campaign  is looking for a data-driven audit of his social media presence, his followers, and the issues/messaging that are central to his campaign. Volunteers will collaborate to analyze what's working now,  what opportunities exist to strengthen and most importantly grow his social media presence going forward and how to engage them in volunteerism and fundraising.

The need

  • Project Lead

  • Growth/Paid Marketing

  • Data Analytics

  • Social Media Marketing - strategy and implementation


5-6 hours/week for 3 weeks starting week of April 17th - this election is November 7th

Interested? Apply here! Leave your name here by Thu (4/13) at 2pm PST

We'll review applicants and compile a team of volunteers with complementary skill sets, similar availability, and shared passion! If you don't get matched with this project, there will be many more to come.  Note: This application is supplemental to your main Tech For Campaigns sign up. Please ensure that you have also completed that form.

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