Opinion: Key lessons emerge in ‘off year’ elections

June 15, 2017

Joe Kefauver is managing partner of Align Public Strategies, a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.

In political terms, 2017 is what’s known as an “off year.” Only a few states have elections but two are for governorships — Virginia and New Jersey — and we have had a couple of notable congressional special elections thrown into the mix. Historically, these off-year events have proven to be