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Workshop in Pa. to give residents information about running for local office

January 09, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — For all those residents who have ever thought about serving on their school board, borough council or township board — here’s your chance to learn how to do it.

Penn State Extension is offering a workshop titled “Thinking about Running for Local Office” at the Franklin County Administrative Annex in Chambersburg on Monday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.  

The workshop includes:

  • An overview of Pennsylvania local government and the responsibilities of a township supervisor, a borough council member, or a school board director — presented by Penn State Extension
  • Instructions on how to run: filing a petitions, reporting campaign expenses and other important information — presented by Jean Byers, deputy chief clerk for Franklin County
  • A panel of local officials from Franklin County who will talk about why they decided to run for office and some of their experiences since they were elected

 The workshop won’t offer campaign tips or strategies; rather the focus is on understanding the roles, responsibilities and personal rewards that come with public service.

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The registration fee costs $20 per person.  To register, call 717-334-6271, ext. 313, or e-mail chambers@psu.edu.

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