Have you ever wondered how people get elected to local office or how to volunteer to help with a political campaign? Perhaps you’re considering running for office yourself but don’t know where to start. The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce announces a new program, “Candidate Boot Camp” which will provide training for those interested in seeking elected offices.
"Candidate Boot Camp" consists of three separate morning sessions, all covering different but important topics; The first session is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 and will address running for office, how to engage with the media throughout a campaign and working with political parties. Former candidates, elected officials and campaign managers will be on hand to share experiences and insight. John Delaney, former Mayor of Jacksonville and now working with the Fiorentino Group, will be the special guest speaker.
The second session is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020 and will examine the rules and regulations of campaigning. The Nassau County Supervisor of Elections office will be on hand to go through the process of filing and reporting.
The third and final session is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2020 and will explore creating a campaign, research, strategy design, fundraising and how to use digital and media outlets.
Each session will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Registration is now open and the deadline to register is January 16, 2020. The cost is $25.00 per person, whether you attend one or all three sessions. The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan organization with a mission to promote and maintain a healthy business environment and quality of life for Nassau County.
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