Jeje’s Political Capital in the Regent Election of Pangandaran Regency in 2015
Political capital is one of the main capitals to be able to follow the political contestation. This political capital was one of the factors that determined the passing of Jeje as regent candidates who following the local political contestation, which eventually became the winner of the political contestation. Various candidates in political contestation often face the problem of ownership of political capital. Likewise, in the regent election of Pangandaran regency in 2015, political capital became one of Jeje's capital whose acquisition process was carried out quite long (not instant) by not ignoring other factors. To achieve the objectives of this study, a qualitative research method, that includes techniques of data collection through field studies conducted with interviews and documentation, as well as literature studies by reviewing various references related to the problems under study, was used. The results of studies show that the ownership process of Jeje's political capital in the regent election of Pangandaran regency in 2015, which had been pioneered for several years before the regent election of Pangandaran regency was held in 2015. Jeje's political capital was built through his work in politics and government, as a the politician several years before the elections and as deputy regent of Ciamis in 2012-2015, which ultimately contributed in winning the contestation of the election of Regent Pangandaran. The finding of the field show there is Jeje's personal branding in the process of his political investment that was instrumental in achieving his victory in the regent election of Pangandaran regency in 2015.
Keywords: political capital, regent election, Pangandaran regency.