Thursday, February 08, 2007

Resident to Candidate seminar tonight in Nazareth

If you've ever wondered what you have to do to become a candidate, from filing paperwork to conducting a campaign and working with your local political party this program is for you.

There will be panelists who will take questions from the moderator and audience in order to provide a nuts and bolts discussion addressing what you have to do, when you have to do it, and what you can expect as a candidate and office holder. This is not a discussion of political issues or community topics. Instead, it is for those who want to learn more about how to become a candidate for local office and what to expect once you do.

Current Nazareth Borough Council members Cindy Werner and Jack Herbst will serve on one panel and answer questions about being a candidate and elected official (neither is up for re-election in 2007). School Board members have also been invited to participate to share their experience.

The other panel will feature political party county chairpersons Joe Long, Northampton County Democratic Party and Roy Shuman, Northampton County Republican Party, who will discuss how a local election campaign is conducted and what help candidates can expect from their political party.

2007 is a municipal election year with seats on County Council, Borough Council, Township Supervisor, and School Board being contested.

If you've ever considered running for office, or want to recruit someone, but weren't sure what to do, this is the program for you.

When: Thursday, February 8, 2007 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Nazareth News Agency

Cost: Free

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