Friday, January 23, 2015
LWV to Host "Running For Local Office Workshop" in February
Thinking of running for local office this year? Circulating a petition to get on the ballot begins Tuesday, February 17.
To many, running for local office can be a daunting task. In order to assist the candidate through this complex process, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be conducting their 8th biennial “Running for Local Office Workshop”.
It is scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 8 AM to 12:30 PM at the Gates Center, Alumni Hall Building, at Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
This workshop is designed to give someone thinking of running for local office, or working on a campaign, an understanding of how to qualify and run. Lehigh Valley Offices up for election in 2015 are:
· County Office
· Mayor (Easton and Whitehall)
· City Council
· Borough Council
· Township Supervisor
· Township Commissioner
· School Director
· Magisterial District Judge
This “How To” workshop will give individuals an opportunity to learn:
· How to Start, organize, and manage a campaign
· How to Do the legal paperwork
· How to Work with a committee
· How to Work with the press
· What techniques have worked successfully for others
· A whole lot more.
Come take advantage of our experts, and this unique opportunity to start your campaign off on the right foot.
Essential information, designed specifically for candidates in the Lehigh Valley, will be included in a workbook that you will take home with you. A fee of $45 will be charged to cover the cost of materials.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote political responsibility through active and informed participation of citizens.