A political organization is like an army. To win you need a united front of foot soldiers that are called Committee-people. These volunteers are the backbone and the most powerful people in an organization. Without them there would be no elected officials.
This position has to be taken seriously and worked with passion. A committee person is an should be the King &/or Queen of their district. In most cases they are the people who candidates will rely on because the know the people who vote and the people to see in their district.
I am proud to be an elected Supervisor but I am also proud to be an elected committeeman in my district. As a committeeman I get to help others get elected and have met State Reps, State Senators, Congresspeople etc. Why? Because they need a committee person knowledge of the territory to win.
Some people want to bypass this elected position and go to the top. They always realize eventually that without the committee person's help it is an uphill battle.
So if you want to get involved and want to be respected in your organization, start where the power really is. Become that all important committee person - the candidates need you.
Pass it on!!!!