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Candidate Workshop

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

What Does It Take To Run For Office?

Learn from the experts if running for office is the right move for you.  The California Republican Party (CAGOP) and the Sacramento County Republican Party (SacCountyGOP) will co-host this event at the headquarters of the CAGOP in downtown Sacramento. The cost to participate is $20 per person, which will cover your breakfast, lunch, and materials. Space will be limited, so first come, first served. Those who register after the room fills may join in via Zoom at a reduced rate.

Sponsorships are now available: Workshop Supporter ($250) includes entry for 4 people from the same business or organization; Major Sponsor ($1000) includes entry for 10 people from the same business or organization. All sponsors will be acknowledged on our website, in social media, and at the Workshop. Use the registration link below to secure your sponsorship.

Saturday, June 26th

9-10am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

10am – Noon: Sessions

Noon – 1:15pm: Lunch Hosted by Sutter Street Taqueria
Panel Discussion with Seasoned Candidates

1:30 – 4pm: Sessions

Confirmed Speakers (to date)

Krista Pittman – CAGOP Field & Political Director
“Questions to Ask Yourself Before Running & All About Trailblazer Candidate Trainings”

Corrin Rankin – CAGOP Central Valley Vice Chair
“Coalition Engagement”

Hon. Sue Frost – Sacramento County Supervisor
“How To Get Appointed To Boards & Commissions”

Courtney Bailey-Kanelos – Sacramento County Registrar of Voters
“Redistricting & Candidate Services in Sacramento County”

Hon. Micah Grant – Natomas Unified School District
Hon. Rosario Rodriguez – Folsom City Council
Hon. Sue Frost – County Supervisor
Panel Discussion: “The Realities of Running for Office”

Cole Patterson – CAGOP Data Director
“How to Use the GOP Data Center & Campaign Sidekick”

Speaker to be Announced
“How To Ask For Money”

Matt Fleming – Communications Consultant
“Effective Campaign Communication Strategies”

Speaker to be Announced
“What Candidates Need to Know About Campaign Finance Laws”

Betsy Mahan – Chair, SacCountyGOP
“What Seats Are Up in 2022 & Resources at the SacCountyGOP”


June 26
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sacramento County Republican Party


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