Episode 34 - Political Spouses, Part 2

By Jason Bennett

You asked, we answered! Join the Election University podcast for an encore of our popular episode on Political Spouses. If you’re slogging toward November, wondering when you might get a moment to see your family or partner—this episode is for you!  Or, maybe you are a potential politico or political spouse in need of encouragement and advice—this episode is for you! Our hosts Reiny Cohen and Jason Bennett bring you the tips and tricks you need to keep your family grounded this election season. Our guest this week is Kerry Kriseman, expert political spouse. Kerry has survived more than 20 years of political campaigns. How did Kerry and her family endure a recent contentious re-election campaign, navigate the rise of social media, and persist through campaign wins—and losses? Tune in to find out!

Kerry Kriseman is a St. Petersburg native and communications professional. She currently works as a Public Relations consultant at Creative Clay, a St. Pete organization dedicated to making the arts accessible to all. She is also working on her first book about her experience as a political spouse. Previously, Kerry worked for as a Corporate Communications Specialist for the Tampa Bay Times. She is married to St. Petersburg mayor, Rick Kriseman, who first ran for office unsuccessfully in 1999 and then was later appointed to City Council in 2000. They have two children and a steady stream of Southeastern Guide Dog puppies.

Listeners, we want to hear from you! Are you a spouse in need of the Political Spouse Therapy Group? Do you need to hug a puppy right now? What piece of advice do you have to keep future candidates’ families sane? Are you or someone you love a “political widow?” Are you our next guest on Political Spouses Part III? We want to know about it! Send us an email at podcast@electionu.com or leave us a note or a review in the comment section below.

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