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Future Candidate Workshop

On Saturday August 19, 2017

What you will learn

Future Candidate Workshop

1 $85 (Breakfast and Lunch Meal Included)

Please note: Registration begins from 7:30AM local time. The class starts at 8:00AM local time.

This class is sold out. Please arrive early for the best choice of seats.

The Future Candidate Workshop helps to develop potential candidates and community activists to run for office successfully by building a grassroots organization. The Future Candidate Workshop focuses on your personal and political preparation for a future career as an elected official and community leader.

Ideal attendees for the Future Candidate Workshop are candidates and senior campaign staff involved at the local or state level. Winning campaigns are 90% preparation and 10% perspiration. This training will provide you give you the knowledge to make a difference on a political or legislative campaign.

The Future Candidate Workshop will teach you proven methods used by winning campaigns.

Attendees will learn how to:

• Decide if they are ready to run
• Organize a campaign staff and structure
• Raise funds
• Communicate with voters
• Work with the media
• Win!

Sample Lectures Include:

• Campaign Structure-Hiring and Firing of Staff and Consultants
• Developing a Finance Committee
• Person to Person Fundraising
• Fundraising-Political Action Committees
• Message Development


Starts Saturday, August 19

Sat. 19 8:00 - 3:00 PM

Studio Movie Grill @ City Centre 822 Town and Country Blvd Houston, TX 77024 Map



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Barry Aarons

Barry Aarons

Owner of The Aarons Company LLC

Since 1997 Barry M. Aarons has been the owner of The Aarons Company LLC, a public policy consulting firm specializing in legislative representation, coalition building, business management, seminar and strategic plan...

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Robert Cahaly

Starting as a young door to door campaign worker in the early 1980's, Robert Cahaly has been actively involved in elections most of his life. Growing up in South Carolina, he worked with GOP lege...

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Dena Espenscheid

Dena Espenscheid

Director of Grassroots Coalitions, Leadership Institute

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