Candidate Training – Deadline Friday!

You should run for office!  (REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY)

The West Virginia Candidate Training Academy is hosting non-partisan training events for people interested in running for elected office of any kind.  School board? City Council?  Or perhaps even a state legislative seat?  
Training workshops are being held in:
Lewisburg – Nov. 12  (Registration deadline Friday, November 6th)
Martinsburg – Nov. 21 (Registration deadline Monday, November 16th)
Charleston – Dec. 5 (Registration deadline Monday, November 30th)
Wheeling – Dec. 8  (Registration deadline Wednesday, December 3rd)
To learn more, or register for any of these events, just click on the location closest to you.  ***We’re proud to have Secretary of State Natalie Tennant joining us for the Lewisburg and Charleston trainings!
Special thanks to our core partners – the Our Children, Our Future campaign, Generation WV, WV Chamber of Commerce Executives, WV AFL-CIO, WV Citizen Action Group, the WV School Board Association, the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, and the WV Community Development Hub – and the dozens of other groups helping to spread the word!

Like more information about these training events before registering? This should answer any questions.  

Or get in touch with Stephen Smith at

The West Virginia Candidate Training Academy is a broad collaboration of community-based groups whose goal is to bring new voices into the electoral process.
Its goal is to see people of all stripes in leadership positions, and so these trainings are open to anyone who wants to throw their hat into the ring.
The trainings are 100% non-partisan and will teach the basic skills of running for office:
  • How to give a stump speech.
  • How to use communications in your campaign.
  • How to raise money
  • What to consider when choosing which office to run for.
They are designed for folks who are ready to run in 2016, or contemplating a run further down the road.

See you soon,

PS Please forward this message to friends, family members, and colleagues that you would like to see run for office!