Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) is developing a national “Blue Star” Candidate Program. This program will provide national attention to local races where a pivotal seat can be won or held, particularly mayoral races and council races whereby a victory would give control of a Council/Board/Commission to Democrats. Although any candidate can be referred for consideration by the Chapter Board, an emphasis will be placed on selecting candidates whose victory would change or hold Democratic control in that municipal body.
Chartered DMO Chapters may refer one or more of their “Certified” or “Endorsed” candidates each election cycle to the national DMO Board of Directors for consideration. Candidates accepted into the “Blue Star” Candidate Program will be recognized as such and will be referred for mentoring, fundraising and technical assistance to a multitude of national and regional organizations which may be inclined to help in municipal races. The candidates will also be highlighted in a national email to the full DMO membership who will be solicited to support the campaign financially.