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Do you dream of running for office? The chamber wants to help you decide.

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Dec. 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm with No Comments »
December 14, 2012 2:52 pm

Are you ready to run? Do you think you are fit to hold public office? Here’s a chance to find out.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber has announced their inaugural Candidate Academy, scheduled to begin in February.

The program will help potential candidates understand campaigning as well as other factors related to running for – and serving in – public office.

The program will comprise four weekly sessions and will feature local elected officials, business leaders and community advocates who will advise participants Subjects for discussion will focus on on four primary themes: “Why Run?” “Context,” “Roles” and “Running for Office.”

Presenters will include local elected officials as well as community leaders, said the chamber in a release, and an advisory committee expects the program “will encourage individuals from all backgrounds to reflect upon the decision to run for office.”

“It provides a balanced, nonpartisan approach to taking the first step of running for office,” said chamber President & CEO Tom Pierson.

Applications are currently being accepted and are available at the Chamber’s website, The cost is $125 for chamber members and $150 for non-members

Applications are available at

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