About Us


Our Founding

Like you, we see absurd amounts of money spent to push candidates into office.  We see political favors done for lobbyists who even write their own bills.  We see wasteful spending using the I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine mentality - all to keep the political machine rolling.

Enough is enough.  The Principles of Open Source Campaign have been developing over the last 10 years and now it's time to start the movement.  We've reached the tipping point where just about everyone outside of Washington, on both sides of the isle, believe that we've gone completely insane.

I encourage you to read our OSC Principles and see if you're ready to make a difference in your community, state, or federal campaign.  If we can identify just 100 candidates operating on the OSC Principles, we believe the flywheel will be spinning to quickly for the powers that be to stop it.

Join us on this mission to return politics to civil exchanges and compromises around ideas - and not corporate or special interest agendas.

Meet the Team

OSC operates virtually around the state of Iowa.  We're currently forming our 5013c non-profit corporation, our board of directors, and candidates who are ready to take on the OSC mission.

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Douglas E. Mitchell

Chief Architect

Doug is a husband, father, author, speaker, and someone deeply concerned with the political process.  Doug has managed web and social strategy on multiple campaigns in Iowa where he resides with his family.

Next Steps...

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