Learn how to run for public office

Learn how to run for public office

State Sen. Wesley Meredith of Fayetteville offers his insight and experience to potential candidates at the Campaign Academy in 2012.

North Carolina's electric cooperatives and the North Carolina Credit Union League will co-host three educational sessions for individuals interested in running for public office this fall.

The Campaign Academy was created by electric cooperatives to help prospective candidates for city, county, state or federal office positions make the best decisions regarding their potential candidacy and their campaigns.

The school is open to candidates of any political party and will feature seasoned campaign veterans and professionals. Potential candidates will learn the basic set-up of a campaign and the financial and time commitment required.  The school will focus on the core areas of fundraising, campaign strategy, message development and communication skills. Attendees will also learn about campaign rules and regulations from State Board of Elections representatives.

Sessions will be held in Rocky Mount on Jan. 28, in Fayetteville on Jan. 29 and in Hickory on Jan. 30. Registration is $30.

For more information, contact Brandon Reed with the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives at (919) 875-3107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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