Get Elected by Ruth McGowan

Ruth McGowan holding her book Get Elected outside Parliament House in Canberra

Disillusioned with politicians and frustrated with politics in general? Stop complaining. Be the change you wish to see. Run for office and Get Elected!

Ruth McGowan OAM has worked as a consultant and adviser to councils, peak bodies in local government and community leaders since 2012. She is a former Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Council and an alum of the University of Melbourne’s Pathways to Politics Program for Women.

Get Elected is Ruth’s step-by-step campaign guide to winning public office: local, state, and federal. Written primarily for women, Ruth wants to see gender parity in Australian councils, state and territory parliaments and federal politics. Get Elected explains how women candidates and their supporters can plan and deliver a winning campaign.

With more than 7,400 opportunities across Australia to run for office, Ruth challenges the reader to stop waiting for politicians to act on the things they care about and instead, become one!

Nominated for the Essential Reading List for 2019 by The Australia Institute and more than 3000 copies sold, making it a best seller for self-published books.

Our sincere thanks to Ruth for making her book available to download for free via the Pathways to Politics website. You can purchase Get Elected in hardcopy and download more of Ruth’s campaign tips on her website.


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