About Us

History of www.ezCampaigns.com (2004 to 2018)
www.ezCampaigns.com was created in 2004 by V-Empower, Inc. to mass produce web presence for political candidates. The largest customer using www.ezCampaigns.com was the DLCC (Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee). They engaged us to build over 40 websites in the State of Iowa House and Senate races.
This project was coordinated by Raghu Devaguptapu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/raghu-devaguptapu-8681b84/) who was the political director of DLCC in 2006. This application was built in Dot Net and due to emerging technologies; we decided to shut down www.ezCampaigns.com in early 2011.

In about 6 years of its operations, we have built the website and assisted many congressional, legislative, municipal, and school board candidates:

  • Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas
  • County Executive Jack Johnson of Prince George’s County, Maryland for both of his races in 2002 and 2006
  • County Executive Doug Duncan of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Delegate Marvin Holmes of Maryland
  • Delegate Aisha Braveboy of Maryland
  • Delegate Derrick Davis for Maryland
  • Delegate Jon Cardin of Maryland
  • Senator John Giannetti of Maryland
  • Ken Laureys for County Council of Prince George’s County
  • School Board Member Edward Burroughs III of Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • School Board Member David Murray of Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • School Board Member Raaheela Ahmed of Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Councilman Obie Patterson of Prince George’s County, Maryland for his Senate race
  • School Board Candidate Juwan Blocker of Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • School Board Candidate Arun Puracken of Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • School Board Candidate Joshua Thomas of Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • House of Delegates Candidate Shabnam Ahmed of Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • School Board Member Amber Waller of Prince George’s County, Maryland

Moving Forward in 2018
Since its inception (14 years ago), we have provided a web-presence for candidates and have helped them develop good campaign strategies. We intend to promote this application in 2018.
Shukoor has mentored over a dozen candidates, many of whom were young people dedicated to serve.  

Our Candidates in the News

Coverage from 2016's Campaign
Coverage from 2012’s campaign
About the Founder
Shukoor Ahmed migrated to the United States in 1988 and made Prince George’s county his home. He lived in Hyattsville for 4 years and then moved to Bowie in 1992. He has done incredible things in the county and is passionate to help bright candidates. He ran several times for the House of Delegates and was unsuccessful. However, these experiences have made him, an encyclopedia of county politics and a good political strategist. He has volunteered his time and energy in helping over 3 dozen candidates. He is a technology entrepreneur and is the CEO of (www.v-empower.com). His expertise are in the following areas:

  • Campaign General Strategy
  • Campaign Planning
  • Direct Mail Strategy
  • Field Strategy
  • Digital Strategy
  • Opposition Research
  • Sample Ballot Design

Political Involvement/Affiliation

  • Field Director, Bill Bradley for President 2000
  • State Director, Joe Lieberman for President 2004
  • Digital Director, Jack Johnson for County Executive 2002
  • Prince George’s County Coordinator, Bill Richardson for President 2008
  • Internet/Technology Team & Volunteer for President Obama 2008
  • Technology Director to several Countywide Campaigns between 2002 and 2014
  • Campaign Manager, Katina Johnston for Congress, New York, 2002
  • Mentor to David Murray, Raaheela Ahmed & Edward Burroughs for School Board Races in 2012 (All won Primaries, Edward won General, David lost General by 180 votes and Raaheela lost General by 1950 votes)
  • Mentor to David Murray & Ed Burroughs for School Board, 2010 (Edward Burroughs elected & David Murray lost by 218 votes)
  • Mentor to David Murray, Edward Burroughs and Raaheela Ahmed, 2016 (All won with huge margins)
  • Digital Director, Marvin Holmes for House of Delegates in 1998 and 2002
  • Digital Director, Aisha Braveboy for House of Delegates in 2006
  • Digital Director, John Giannetti for State Senate District 21, 2006
  • Strategist, Ken Laureys for County Council, District 3, 2002
  • Candidate for Maryland House of Delegates 1998, 2002, 2006 & 2010 & 2014
  • Legislative Aide, Delegate John Giannetti (Laurel), 1999
  • Helped over 50 Political Candidates & over 50 Non-Profit Organizations (as Strategist/Technologist/Fundraiser/Volunteer)

Technology Products/Solutions:
Conceptualized/Designed/Developed/Maintained/Enhanced (26 Products in last 17 years and sold 4 of them successfully)

  • Built 1st ever application which connected citizen with elected officials in 2000 (www.statedemocracy.com)
  • Built 1st ever voter registration application for County Executive Candidate in 2002
  • Built 1st ever voter registration and absentee ballot application in 2004 for Governor Howard Dean for his Presidential Campaign
  • Built an online lobbying application in 2003 (www.weblobbying.com)
  • Built Crime Tracking tool in Prince George’s county in 2006 (www.crimeblotter.org)
  • Built the only application which allowed Democrats to lobby super delegate (www.lobbydelegates.com) in 2008
  • Mentored Shabnam Ahmed & Tooba Ahmed, Bernie Sander’s supporters to lobby Super Delegates in 2016’s Democratic Presidential Campaign (www.lobbydelegates.com)
  • Built www.pgballot.com (2010). Allows citizens to make their own sample ballot
  • Rebuilding www.pgBallot.com for citizens to make their own sample ballot in 2018 (to be launched in April 2018)
  • Building www.ezCampaigns.com for candidates to make their own sample ballot (to be launched in early 2018)
  • Built an iPhone Application for Marylanders to find polling location, confirm their voter registration & check on the status of absentee ballot application in 2014


Shukoor Ahmed