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Real Differences: Running for Local Office for Beginners
November 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 PM Three Lakes Town Board Room or Online via Zoom**
all participants are welcome to attend virtually; in-person participation limited to 20 with preference given to those eligible to represent the Three Lakes community.
When it’s time to stop saying, “Somebody should…” the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods and your local elected representatives, current and past, are ready to help you get your name on the ballot. A two part session will provide both information on how to follow the steps of getting registered to run for an office and a panel discussion with those who have run and have served as an elected official.
Who Should Attend: any individual who thought they might run for local office, either now or in the future.
Registration cost: free
*all participants are welcome to attend virtually; in-person participation limited to 20 with preference given to those eligible to represent the Three Lakes community.
Workshop participants will learn and discuss:
Steps needed to successfully get onto a ballot for local office, including potential pitfalls in gathering signatures, interpreting “bureaucratic speak,” and address concerns about campaign spending;
Opportunities to build name recognition and communicate a platform or a message;
If not eligible to run for office, how to identify a friend or neighbor who might be and encourage them to consider representing you;
Open discussion with current and past elected officials about their motivation, interests, and experiences in public office.
Presenters: Tom Jerow, League of Women Voters of the Northwoods and a panel of current and former elected officials (names updated as participation is confirmed).
The Three Lakes Town Board Room is located inside the Town of Three Lakes Municipal Building, 6965 West School Street, Three Lakes, WI.
Sponsored by: Forward Three Lakes, the League of Women Voters, and the Demmer Library