Campaign School Provides Essentials of Running for Office

Jan 17, 2013

            A nonpartisan program offered by the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County will provide training in the essentials of running for office in the 2013 Pennsylvania local government elections. Campaign School will run on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The University of Scranton.

            The workshop is intended for candidates considering running for office or helping with a campaign. Topics to be addressed include organizing volunteers, campaign fundraising, the fundamentals of getting started, and working with media and social media.

            Presenters will include Marion Medalis, director of elections, Lackawanna County; Elizabeth Randol, campaign consultant; Phil Condron, president, Condron & Company; Kristen Yarmey, digital services librarian, The University of Scranton; Cathy Hardaway, school director, Abington Heights School District; Judge Margie Bisignani Moyle, Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas; and Pennsylvania Senator John Blake, 22nd District.

            In addition to the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County, the Campaign School is cosponsored by The University of Scranton’s Political Science Department, the League of Women Voters of Monroe County and WNEP. The snow date for the workshop is Saturday, Feb. 9.

            Registration is required to attend and must be made on or before Monday, Jan. 28. Registration fees are $35 for the general public, $25 for League of Women Voter members, and $15 for students, and include the seminar, manual and handouts, and a continental breakfast.

            To register or for more information, visit or call Andrea Mulrine, president of the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County, at 941-4155. 

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