Online discussion on how to run for public office

absentee ballot drop boxBallot drop at the South Cobb Government Center (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

There will be an online discussion on how to run for public office, sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter.

The online event via Facebook Live will take place tomorrow, Thursday April 29 at 7 p.m.

The moderator is Tania Robinson, and among the panelists, three are Cobb County elected officials: school board member Charisse Davis, Commissioner Jerica Richardson, and Cobb Tax Commissioner Carla Jackson.

Also on the panel are Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman of Fulton County’s Sixth District, and Linda Bryant, the former president of the Fulton County School Board.

More details and a registration link can be found by following this link.

The importance of being an educated candidate

Running for office is both a great privilege and a wonderful contribution to the civic life of a community.

But it’s important that candidates get training in how to properly and legally conduct a campaign., particularly first-time candidates who don’t have the experience navigating the filing requirements, deadlines and general rules governing election campaigns.

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