Are you considering a run for county office as a Republican, but you’re not quite sure how to get your campaign started? Have no fear! The 14th Congressional District Republican Party, in conjunction with the Dekalb County Republican Party, will be hosting a candidate training session on Saturday, May 26th. This is a good opportunity to give folks who may be new to politics and campaigns to understand how to run an effective campaign*. I’d recommend that folks consider coming out to the training even if they do not plan on running for elected office right now. It’s good information to have even if you’re contemplating a run a few years from now.
The deets about the training are below the fold.
What: Candidate Training — focus on County elections
When: Saturday, May 26th 9a ’til 5p
Where: 1001 Summit Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30319
Cost: $35/person for early registration by May 19; $45/person May 20 and after.
Hosted by the 14th Congressional District GOP and Dekalb County GOP. Sponsored by Gov. Nathan Deal.
Instructors and program:
Paul Benneke — Get Out the Vote and Phone Banking
Randy Evans — Election Laws
Whitney Gibbs — Social Media and Email
Joel McElhannon — Fundraising
Mark Rountree** — Writing the Campaign Plan
Dave Simons — Volunteers and Door-to-Door
Glenn Tamblingson — Yard Signs and Printing
Jay Williams — Websites and Direct Mail
You can take a look at the flyer with all of the instructor’s bios here.
*Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary depending on the seat and other candidates that may also be in the race both in the primary and general as well as the electorate.
**Although Mark is a contributor here on Peach Pundit, he did not ask me to put this up. I’m doing it on my own free will since I am a member of the 14th District GOP committee.