Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow
Business Voice Political Committee recognizes that quality elected leaders come from quality candidates. Too often, the process of running for office is a deterrent for men and women who otherwise have a great deal to offer their community in terms of knowledge and experience. Business Voice candidate training is a resource for those considering public office. Let our experienced staff and network of engaged activists help you to be a prepared, confident and capable candidate.
2017 Candidate Training Program
Business Voice is a county-wide resource focused on ensuring we
have the best qualifiedand prepared candidates elected to public office. In the Fall of 2017 Business Voice hosted a Candidate Training Program designed to help individuals better understand the process of running for elected office. Business Voice Political Committee is a non-partisan organization and participation was open to individuals of all political persuasions.
14 individuals ended up participating in the program. They represented a diverse group,with12 Republicans, 2 Democrats, small business owners, teachers, veterans, and of course a few lawyers. We had candidates already filed to run for office in 2017 or 2018, as well as individuals who see public service as something they might consider in the future.
The training covered the three fundamentals of campaigning: Organization, Communications, and Fundraising. Sessions offered practical insights on demographics and targeting, as well as assistance drafting a campaign plan and budget. Participates heard from experienced political consultants from across the state and be provided valuable resources to further their training.
At the end of the event, participants had the opportunity to network with the Business Voice network of local donors and activists at a private reception.
The two day training took place October 13th and 14th 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott in West Melbourne.
Business Voice is committed to supporting quality candidates who recognize of the impact of their elected office extends beyond their district, to the larger region. We were pleased to welcome these outstanding individuals who will be leaders in the community in whatever capacity they decide to serve.
Running for office is a huge decision. If you feel called to serve your community in this way, we want to hear from you. Our Executive Director and Candidate Recruitment Committee would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your political aspirations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Participation in the 2017 Candidate Training Program in no way constitutes an endorsement from this group or any of our sponsors.
The program was of an educational nature and considered a public service to train and educate future leaders.