Candidate Development School
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Candidate Development School

LI’s unique Candidate Development School teaches current and potential candidates the steps to take now to ensure a winning
campaign. The training focuses on your personal and political preparation for a career in elected office.

The nation’s top campaign experts and leading political consultants will show you how to prepare yourself for a successful candidacy.

You will learn to:

  • Develop the attributes of effective candidates
  • Build a strong base of grassroots support
  • Define and polish your message
  • Raise funds
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Kirsten Holmberg

Contact Kirsten with your questions or to request training.

What graduates say

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Janice Arnold-Jones

“Thank you to the Leadership Institute for welcoming me and my team at the Future Candidate School.  The valuable information has already been put to use and we have two members of my team returning for the Campaign Management School. My race is still a tough race, but because of the Leadership Institute, we are better prepared to succeed.”

Janice Arnold-Jones, Albuquerque, NM

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Bill Taylor

State Representative (SC) District 86

 "With the help of many, I defeated the eight-year incumbent 57% to 43%. My campaign success was fueled by enrolling in LI's Future Candidate School. It was a most valuable experience. LI smoothed our political road to success." 

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Alonzo Baldonado

State Representative (NM) District 8

“This was my first time running for public office, and it was against a political veteran. It was a tough race, but LI gave me the education needed to run a successful campaign.”