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 qualified and prepared candidates elected to public office.  In the Fall of 2017 Business Voice will host 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 is open to individuals of all political persuasions. This program would be of benefit to those interested in running for office in 2018, as well as individuals who see public service as something they might consider in the future.

The training will cover the three fundamentals of campaigning: Organization, Communications, and Fundraising.  Sessions will offer practical insights on demographics and targeting, as well as assistance drafting a campaign plan and budget.  Participates will hear from experienced political consultants from across the state and be provided valuable resources to further their training.

At the end of the event, participants will have the opportunity to network with the Business Voice network of local donors and activists at a private reception.

The two day training will take place October 13th and 14th 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott in West Melbourne.  Applications are now being accepted.

To Apply:

  1. Complete the 2017-Business-Voice-Candidate-Survey.
  2. Complete a phone interview with the Business Voice Candidate Recruitment Committee.
  3. Commit to volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours on a campaign for a 2017 municipal candidate.  A list of municipalities with elections this year can be found here.  (This requirement may be waved for an applicant with previous campaign experience)

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 are seeking individuals who will be able to effectively govern and ensure local governments help, and not hinder, our regional economy.  Read more about our purpose and focus at

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 today!

For information about sponsoring this this training, please click here.


Completed applications and a copy of your resume should be sent to  All applicants will also participate in a brief phone interview, to be scheduled for late August. Confirmation of acceptance to the 2017 Candidate Training Program will take place in early September.