LB Chamber’s 2009 Candidate Academy starts Thursday

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long-beach-candidateIt’s not too late to RSVP. Residents interested in running for public office can still sign up for the Chamber’s 2009 Candidate Academy.

Whether your passion for government is best served as a member of the City Council, the School Board or even at the State or Federal levels of government, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to support you with its fourth Candidate Academy, beginning next Thursday, August 6, 2009.

The Chamber’s Candidate Academy has been a political springboard for several public officials over the last few years. Congresswoman Laura Richardson, State Senator Rod Wright, City Councilman Gary DeLong and LBUSD School Boardmember Felton Williams, to name a few, are all alumni. Richardson will be on hand next Thursday to kick off the 2009 class for a discussion on developing the passion to run for office.

The Long Beach Chamber’s Candidate Academy is a non-partisan program designed for anyone that is considering running for local, county, regional, and state public office. Academy session take place every Thursday evening throughout the month of August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Candidate’s Academy costs $100.00 and includes food at each session, class text, materials and supplies. All sessions meet at daVinci Ristorante, 2801 East Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Long Beach, California 90806.

2009 Candidate Academy Agenda includes:

  • Session 1: DEVELOP THE PASSION TO RUN FOR OFFICE
  • Session 2: FUND AND RUN THE CAMPAIGN
  • Session 3: REALITY OF BEING AN ELECTED OFFICIAL
  • Session 4: SECURING THE ENDORSEMENTS / ACADEMY WRAP UP DISCUSSION

RSVP by email to shaun@chamberadvocacy.biz.

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