Larry Bodine

Larry BodineLarry Bodine began blogging with Blog for Arizona in June, 2017. He is an active Democratic Party precinct committeeman, and teaches “Getting Active in Local Politics” at UA-OLLI.

Journalist and attorney Larry Bodine enjoys being politically active and helping candidates get elected. As a Democratic precinct captain he attends many live political events and reports on them for the Blog For Arizona — See He knows many people serving in or seeking public office, but he doesn’t form an opinion until he meets a candidate in person.

His 44-year career includes writing for the New York Daily News, where he won 7 awards for investigative journalism while covering numerous beats for the News, which was the largest-circulation US newspaper at the time.

Politics is basically marketing and sales. Bodine has operated his own marketing and sales training practice for the last 16 years, starting out as the marketing director for Sidley Austin, a global law firm with 2,000 attorneys.

Much of politics turns on the law, and an attorney knows the rules of the game of local politics. Bodine is a member in good standing of the Wisconsin State Bar, on inactive status. He writes about marketing for the state bar magazine and for The National Trial Lawyers website. Previously Bodine served as editor of many legal publications, including the American Bar Association Journal,, and the National Law Journal.

These days, a lot of political activity happens on social media. Online, Bodine is followed by 23,000 people on Twitter, 1,800 people on Google+, and manages 7 LinkedIn groups. He has an active Facebook page at To keep up with online technology, Bodine stays fresh as the senior legal marketing strategist at LawLytics, a tech startup in Tucson.

Read Larry Bodine’s blog posts here.