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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Sep 2, 2019

Charles Tassell is the Chief Operating Officer for the National Real Estate Investor Association (REIA), a trade organization representing 60,000 members from all walks of the real estate investment industry. Charles has a lot of experience working in local city government and in government affairs, specializing in real estate and land development. He is a man who wears many hats: COO, owner, and City Councilman! 

  • Charles calls the Cincinnati area home.
  • Charles' first political job was working as a campaign manager for a City Council race in Cincinnati, OH.
  • He then worked in Cincinnati's City Hall in a range of capacities.
  • He is currently a City Council member in Deer Park, Ohio.

Charles has helped develop policy for dozens of municipalities, counties, and states. He's worked on several pieces of legislation dealing with economic development, fair housing, and environmental issues. He also helps train local chapters of REIA in organizing, coalition building, and best practices for hiring contract lobbyists.

If you're in the Cincinnati area and interested in real estate development, Charles encourages you to reach out - he is happy to chat or grab lunch. 

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