Professional and Personal Bio of Tara Samples


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Professional Experience

Bailiff for Judge Kathryn Michael
Akron Municipal Court
2009-Present

Elected Democratic Ohio Delegate
Ohio Delegate for the Democratic National Committee

13th Congressional District Delegate
2012

Candidate for State Central Committeewoman
2012

Radio Personality
The Politica Talk with Tara Samples (rvoiceradio.com)

Worker Bee Consultants LLC (Co-founder)

  • Coordinate campaigns
  • Voter targeting 
  • Campaign Speech Writing 
  • Organize  and strategize 
  • Social media (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and website)
  • Voter Registration Drives for clients 
  • Organize canvassers for door to door activities and phone bank calls
  • GOTV (Get Out The Vote) coordination

Education

Academy of Court Reporting
2003-2006 Paralegal Studies / Minor in Business Administration 

University of Akron
1996-2000 Political Science/ Public Policy Management / Minor Marketing & Advertising 

Candidate Paralegal CORE Competency Exam
2013

Membership(s)

Member National Democratic Committee

Member of Ohio Democratic Party

Member Summit County Democratic Party

Member Summit County Progressive Democrats

Member Emily’s List

Member Ohio Bailiffs and Court Officers Association


Board of Directors

F.I Community Housing
Second Chances  

Community Outreach, Awards and Certifications 

  • Founder of Second Chances (Present)
  • Precinct Team Leader (Campaign for Change) Precinct 19 (2007-2008)
  • Urban Community Voter Outreach Project (2007-2009) 
  • Take 10 Project (2008) 
  • Voter Registration Drive (2007-2008) 
  • Party Chairs Award for the Summit County Democratic Party 2009 
  • Over 1000 volunteer hours for Campaign for Change 
  • MOUS certification 2001

Personal:  

Married and has five adult children: and four grandchildren. Tara is the daughter of Brian and Velze.

Tara and her family are members of The Burning Bush Church in Akron, Ohio.