If you’re planning a future political campaign, or if you’re just interested in how the local campaign process works, Leadership Montgomery has a workshop coming to Bethesda that might pique your interest.
On Saturday, March 2, the group will run an event called “How to run for elected office,” with tips on how to raise money, contact voters, conduct media outreach, gain endorsements and build a campaign team.
Speakers include Gaithersburg County Councilman Phil Andrews (who according to The Gazette has started a 2014 county executive campaign of his own), Brian McKevitt from the county’s Board of Elections, David Moon from political blog Maryland Juice, former County Councilman Michael Knapp, Montgomery County Republican Central Committee first vice chair Katja Bullock and public relations and marketing professional Steve Simon.
The workshop runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (4805 Edgemoor Lane) and costs $35 with preregistration and $50 at the door.
It’s open to everyone, whether you’re potential candidate, campaign manager, campaign fundraiser or a resident interested in the nuts and bolts of the process.
For more information and to preregister, visit the event page on the Leadership Montgomery website.
The “What Investors Are Looking For and How To Pitch,” workshop will include advice on the key things investors hope to see in startup companies hoping for funding.
The event is the second of six workshops and forums over the next half-year that Bethesda Green hopes can help some local green businesses succeed. The green nonprofit has a business incubator program and last fall hosted pitches at the Startup Maryland tour.
The fee is $15 per workshop and calls networking and light refreshments at 8 a.m. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Bethesda Green is located above the Capital One Bank at 4825 Cordell Ave. in Suite 200.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event website.