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League of Women Voters to conduct candidate training on how to run for office

LWV_Logo.svgLEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2017) — Reflecting the League of Women Voters long history of efforts to make democracy work and to engage citizens in government, the League of Women Voters of Lexington will conduct a non partisan candidate training session on Oct. 21 in the Imani Baptist Church education facility, 1555 Georgetown Road to encourage and prepare citizens to run for public office.

“There are lots of people out there who have often thought of running for a political office, and we look forward to giving them information and helping them to fulfill their dreams,” said League of Women Voters President Tammy Fagley.

Kentucky citizens of all political persuasions who may be interested in running for public office are welcome to participate and learn more about the process. Registration for the program begins at 9 a.m. The program runs from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Steve Kay, Vice Mayor, Lexington/Fayette Urban County Council, will present on why public service is important.

The nuts and bolts of running for public office will be discussed by Don Blevins, Fayette County Clerk and Dr. Terry Naydan, member of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

Following a lunch break, a panel of elected officials will discuss what it is like to run for public office. Crafting a campaign and media strategy will be explored by Jared Smith, president, Smith Strategies and Christian Motley of Strive Together.

Registration for the program is required by Oct. 18. The registration form is available online at lwvlexington.com.

For more information: [email protected] or 859-494-3203. Cost of the training is $30, which includes lunch.