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The Road to Run: Running for Public Office Part 1

Total Credits: 2.00 including 0 Attorney Professional Conduct, 2.0 General

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"You should run for office!"  If you've heard that before, or have aspirations of running for office, join us for part 1 of a 2-part series on the ins and outs of running for public office.  Hear from lawyers who have made the leap and are currently in office, as well as both leaders from the Republican and Democratic parties on what it takes to get the party's nomination.  Finally, we will hear from political consultants on messaging and fundraising.  Come back this Spring for the second part on the Board of Elections process and campaign financing laws.


  • Why Lawyers Should Run for Office
    • Lee Fisher, Dean, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • Matt Dolan, Ohio State Senator
    • Betsy Rader, Candidate for Ohio Senate
  • Role of Political Parties 
    • Shontel Brown, Chair, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party 
    • Lisa Stickan, Chair, Cuyahoga County Republican Party 
  • Your Team – What it Takes to Get Elected  
    • Jeff Rusnak, R Strategy Group 
    • Jim Trakas, American Online Learning Center


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