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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 15 May 2021

Candidates Platform with Kathleen Gomez

Candidates Platform with Kathleen Gomez and Diego Vlasic
Show Host:
Kathleen Gomez and Diego Vlasic

Our mission is to make it easier and affordable for citizens to run for local, county, and state offices, and to connect voters to candidates in a new way.

Democracy is for those who are involved, they are the citizens who lead us into the future, whether it is for the state legislature, Mayor's office, city council or school board. We believe if you don't get involved, you give your power to those who will.

In 2020 and 2021 we will be seeking funding through grants, crowdfunding and donations. We believe that Candidates Platform will be able to help take the money out of politics, take the fear out of running and bring all information needed for the voter to form an educated opinion, all on one platform.

The key to a true democracy is an educated voter not one who guesses in the voting booth. Candidates Platform gives easy access 24/7 for voters to know the candidate and to Know Your Vote.

Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

Candidates Platform, January 22, 2022 Building a website to propel this idea, expanding into the future, overcoming division, covid and society
Candidates Platform, January 8, 2022 1st year show anniversary, getting involved in the political environment, knowing the issues & who is running for office
Candidates Platform, December 11, 2021 The future of Candidates Platform to help political candidates run for office
Candidates Platform, November 27, 2021 Guest, Mateo Vlasic, new member to Candidates Platform
Candidates Platform, October 16, 2021 Creating a place for candidates to advertise their campaigns at the local county/city level
Candidates Platform, September 4, 2021 Women's plight in Afghanistan and a tier list (rank) for ALL the US PRESIDENTS
Candidates Platform , August 21, 2021 Fall of US military presence in Afghanistan, Politicians shaping political power
Candidates Platform , July 24, 2021 Guest, Zoey Kotzambasis, Arizona State Chair for the CRNC
Candidates Platform , July 10, 2021 Infrastructure Bills and Funding Programs
Candidates Platform , June 26, 2021 Our generation is more freaked out, Trumps latest speech, dealing with a society that is somewhat directionless
Candidates Platform , May 29, 2021 Power not specifically given to the federal government by the Constitution belongs to the States and the people
Candidates Platform , May 1, 2021 Guest, April Humphrey, ran for political office in Maine
Candidates Platform, April 17, 2021 Elections at the county and city level, what are their jobs and what are their plans, who decides what
Candidates Platform , April 17, 2021 Elections at the county and city level, what are their jobs and what are their plans, who decides what
Candidates Platform, April 3, 2021 Political factions on the right, left and center, as well as our point of views!
Candidates Platform , March 20, 2021 Covid and local elections, cancel culture's affect on politics
Candidates Platform , March 8, 2021 Guest, Dr James Avington Miller Jr., getting elected to a School Board - PART 2
Candidates Platform , February 20, 2021 Guest, Dr James Avington Miller Jr., getting elected to a School Board!
Candidates Platform , February 6, 2021 Running For Office, an education on running for office, plus executive orders by Biden
Candidates Platform , January 23, 2021 Guest, Lori Kilpatrick, government overreach

Featured Guests


Kathleen Gomez
Community Activist, Public Relations, Government Affairs, Organizer, Consultant and Talk Show Host

Kathleen Gomez is the founder of Candidates Platform, an internet platform that will assist citizens to run for local offices and in turn will help voters become educated on their vote. For the past 40 years, Kathleen has been involved in local, state and national political campaigns and has worked for various congressional offices in Washington D.C. as well as in the private sector.

Her start began as a young child growing up in her Grandfathers mercantile store (Gomez Grocery) in a copper mining town on the Mexico/Arizona border. The store was full of local citizens who would gather in the back of the store to discuss politics and where any candidate who wanted to win their respective election would visit Gomez Grocery seeking an endorsement. Her Grandfather and Father were both prominent leaders in the Mexican American border community.

Kathleen finished her studies at The American University in Washington D.C. where she worked for the Democratic Party, the DNC, and for several congressional offices. As a legislative aide to Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, Kathleen was instrumental in passing key legislation. These included The Military Family Act, which established an office in the Pentagon for Military Families, dental health care for armed forces personnel, and provided a multitude of other benefits for military personnel and their families.

While working in New York City for 20 years, Kathleen worked on Wall Street, for the Shopping Center Industry and for Political Action Committees. Kathleen became involved in NYC education concerns as a volunteer PTA President where she lobbied for smaller class sizes. Additionally, she also served on the Chancellors Education Committee, organizing grassroots lobbyist events in Albany which aimed at bringing students of all ages to the state capital. Shortly Before moving to Arizona, Kathleen worked for the Hispanic Federation and was appointed as the Director of New Yorkers for Smaller Class Sizes.

Returning to Arizona and her community, Kathleen worked for a small rural hospital as its lobbyist, public information officer, and strategist. Upon the hospitals closing Kathleen returned to D.C. to work on several campaigns. She then moved to Kansas City where she worked for H&R Block’s Political Action Committee.

Kathleen has returned to her home state of Arizona to concentrate on starting up Candidates Platform, a mission to help candidates run for local and state office as well as simplifying the process for voters to educate themselves on the many important elected positions that are held every year.