Joseph Corrigan started working on election campaigns when he was 13 and has yet to stop 12 years later. He has worked primarily in Montgomery County but also in Delaware County and was a manager for the race for the state legislature.
After his last election, he decided he “wanted to keep going on the campaign trail and to break into Philadelphia.”
A friend helped him get in contact with Cindy Bass, a candidate for City Council in the 8th District. Now Corrigan is the deputy campaign manager for Bass.
Corrigan said, “I was looking for another campaign and it [Cindy] just happened.” When asked about working with Bass, he said, “Cindy is an easy sell; she’s smart, she’s energetic, and she’s young.”
His main responsibilities are managing fundraising and the press, along with “making sure that Cindy is happy and working for the day.”
Corrigan works in the office, located at 5539 Germantown Ave., for about 12 hours every day. He said, “You kind of forget the outside world.”
Corrigan has one other full-time staff member working on the campaign, along with one part-time member and two full-time volunteers. He said there are 30 to 50 community members who also come daily to volunteer at the office and for neighborhood walks.
For more information on the campaign, go to www.cindybass.com.