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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 SaturdayFebruary 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.
Additional information and the application form are included on the Workshop flier attached, and can be obtained at the League website http://www.lwvlv.org/, or by contacting Ken Mohr at 610-282-1921 or KMohr@MohrMR.com.


Anonymous said...


From my experience, just make sure to have your OWN funding to cover the funding for those who say they will support you but don't. It's all about MONEY and POWER in the end. Sure, these positions may not pay much but it's about the influence they may hold. I say if someone wants to run, as I did, please DO. It is a great experience and calling, but go in with our eyes wide open. Everyone has an agenda and if you aren't included, it may make your task quite a bit harder.

Just remember: Good people, good plans, good ideals, and practical processes and thoughts DON'T win elections, good strategy and great funding does.

Alfonso Todd

Ron Beitler said...

I attended this workshop before I ran. It was very helpful. Especially the supporting materials they give you. The workbook alone is worth 45 bucks. But the program itself was excellent as well. A thorough and complete overview and technical how to of navigating the process.

Was big deal for me since at the time I had zero party support. I didn't really seek it, but they didn't exactly knock on my door.

That's probably the way it should be for local elections at least in primaries. LWV does this in a totally bi-partisan way. For me raising a good chunk of money helped since opponents were well funded by outsiders (Harrisburg Realtor PAC) but what won it was hitting doors hard, message and alot of what I learned at this workshop.