Former Senate candidate and policeman Spadola launches podcast venture


James Spadola is going back to two of his loves, politics and digital media.

The former Newark Police public information officer, whose Hug a Cop idea video went viral, has launched a full-time venture: “Elected Officials of America.”

He describes Elected Officials as a “journey/Podcast dedicated to interviewing an elected official in each of the 50 the states. This is a nonpartisan quest to bring out the human element of legislators on both sides of the aisle (generally underdogs that overcame the odds), learn about what makes them tick, hear about the challenges they overcame, and see what we need to do as a society to come together again.”
Those interested can subscribe via iTunes here.


The following episodes are now available:

Mike Castle – From Underdog to Governor

Matt Meyer – From Teacher to County Executive

Alex Torpey – The 23-Year-Old Mayor

Spadola, who ran for State Senate in 2016, also announced that he has left Zip Code Wilmington, a coding boot camp that aims to help local financial and other companies finding coding professions.

“My time at Zip Code Wilmington was short but a great experience. I feel extremely fortunate to have worked alongside such talented and dedicated employees, students, and board members. Zip Code Wilmington is absolutely a blessing to Delaware and the region. “

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