ADC Presents Candidates School 2011


    Lots of great discussions on here recently about our Democratic Party. One thing I think we can all agree with is that we should be encouraging those Democrats who we'd like to see run for office, to do so. Many times there are leaders in our community who have never thought about running for office and all they need is some encouragment… and training.

    The Alexandria Democratic Committee is going to be holding a Candidates School starting on Wed., April 27, for anyone who might have interest in either running for office as a Democrat, or holding a leadership position on a campaign, in the future. More info below, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

    Thanks, Clark

    Chair, Alexandria Democratic Committee 

    ADC Presents Candidates School 2011

    Do you think you have what it takes to run for office as a Democrat? Is this something you've thought about, but aren't sure of? If you're a Democrat, and think that in the future you'd like to run for public office as a Democrat, or that you would like to have a leadership role on a campaign, we'd love to have you attend our ADC Candidates School.

    Our kickoff will be Wednesday, April 27 at the ADC office, 618 N. Washington St. We will be holding six sessions (all Wednesdays except our graduation day which will be on a Saturday): April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, and September 24.

    Questions?  Please email ADC Chair Clark Mercer at The tuition for the school is $60 for adults, $30 for Young Democrats, and scholarships are available. You may RSVP and pay online at

    Schedule for ADC Candidates School “on the flip” 

     Week 1 – Getting Started (Wednesday, April 27)
    Location: Alexandria Democratic Committee (618 N. Washington St., Alexandria VA, 22314)
    Moderators: Vice Mayor Kerry Donley and Honorable David Speck 

    Week 2 – Message Development and Outreach (Wednesday, May 25)
    Moderators: Message— Liz Chadderdon and Outreach— Courtney Dozier

    Week 3 – Field and Volunteer Management (Wednesday, June 29)
    Moderators: Field— Elisabeth Pearson and Volunteer Management— Chrisi West

    Week 4 – Fundraising (Wednesday, July 27)
    Moderator:  Nikki Enfield

    Week 5 – Paid Communications: Mail, Phones, and Ads (Wednesday, August 31)
    Moderators:  Liz Chadderdon and Kathryn Poindexter

    Week 6 – *Graduation Day* Election Day and Beyond (Saturday, September 24)
    Moderators:  Delegate Charniele Herring and Shayna Englin


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