Changing Dynamics is a political consulting firm dedicated to helping progressive candidates win down ticket.

Changing Dynamics is a consulting firm dedicated to moving local and state legislative offices in a more progressive direction. These down-ballot races must not be left behind in the wave we see coming in November 2018. We want to see new and diverse faces in elected office; we are focused on helping first-time candidates.

Our goal is to get candidates off the ground with everything they need to start a real campaign through practical trainings, collateral design, and continued coaching. We can provide other services down the line, but we have honed this package to be a cost-effective, do-it-yourself campaign beginning for races that can win with shoe-leather, given the right start.

— Who we are —

We have a diverse group of designers and operatives who we work with, but fundamentally Changing Dynamics is a passion product of Riley and Natasha Sutton. Riley’s been a paid campaign operative since 2008, Natasha’s been doing graphic and web design professionally since 2006. Find out more about them and Changing Dynamics on our About page.

— Our Services —

When you are just starting out as a candidate, you have so much drive but not a lot of direction. We have a series of three interactive online training seminars that can help you answer the questions:

  • What does it mean to be a candidate?
  • How do I answer the question “why are you running?” in a way that is memorable, effective, and (ideally) positive?
  • How do I start fundraising and reaching out to voters?
  • Who should I reach out to?

Now that you know a little bit more about why you’re running and who to reach out to, you now have the question, what do I need to get started? Our campaign in a box package offers all the things you need, in an incremental package that builds you what you need when you need it, so that you can afford to get your campaign off the ground. We work with you to create the collateral you need and further coaching and training to get out there and connect with voters and stakeholders.

If more money comes in, we offer additional support for candidates who found our Interactive Seminars and Campaign in a Box package helpful. This can include further training, targeting and strategic consulting, mail design and/or management, video and digital services, vendor management and more.

— Testimonials —

“I saw Riley’s work first-hand, and his efforts were integral to protecting our legislative seats and electing more Democrats locally, including flipping the Reno City Council.”

— Pam duPre, Washoe County Democratic Party executive director 2010–2017

“Riley- Wouldn’t have made it across the finish line without you. I wonder how many times I’m going to have to say that?!”

— letter from State Senator Debbie Smith,
used posthumously with permission from her husband

Helping progressive candidates win down ticket