I recently launched a new web site for a political candidate: Pat Kemp, who is running for Hillsborough County Commissioner. (I hope she wins — she would be an excellent commissioner!)
The website is starting out with a few special features, including:
- Animated header
- Campaign donation collection
- MailChimp integration (for email newsletters)
We’ll be adding more features as the campaign progresses.
An interesting aspect of building a site for a political campaign is the legal requirements to track all donations made through the site, along with specific information for each donor. There are paid services that can do this for you, but I built that functionality into this site, giving the campaign more control and better reporting capability, without the added complexity & cost of a 3rd-party system.