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Future Candidate School

On Monday June 21, 2021

What you will learn

LI's unique Future Candidate School teaches potential candidates the steps to take now to ensure a winning campaign in the future. The training focuses on your personal and political preparation for a future career in elected office.

The nation's top campaign experts and leading political consultants will show you how to prepare yourself for a successful candidacy.
You will learn to:
  • Develop the attributes of effective candidates
  • Build a strong base of grassroots support
  • Define and polish your message
  • Raise funds
NOTE: If you are running for office, you'll also benefit from attending the following LI programs: Campaign Management School, Campaign Fundraising 101, Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers Workshop, and Comprehensive Fundraising Training.


Starts Monday, June 21

Mon 21:   10:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EDT
Tue 22:   10:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EDT
Wed 23:   10:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EDT


This training is online.




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Kirsten Holmberg

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What graduates say

Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor

State Representative (SC) District 86

 "With the help of many, I defeated the eight-year incumbent 57% to 43%. My campaign success was fueled by enrolling in LI's Future Candidate School. It was a most valuable experience. LI smoothed our political road to success." 

Alonzo Baldonado

Alonzo Baldonado

State Representative (NM) District 8

“This was my first time running for public office, and it was against a political veteran. It was a tough race, but LI gave me the education needed to run a successful campaign.”

Your faculty

Barry Aarons

Owner of The Aarons Company LLC

Since 1997 Barry M. Aarons has been the owner of The Aarons Company LLC, a public policy consulting firm specializing in legislative representation, coalition building, business management, seminar and strategic plan...

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Bill Baber

Bill Baber was elected in November of 2014. He previously served as a trustee of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board (2003 - 2014). He was School Board President in 2007 and 2012 and served on the School-City Joint Stee...

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Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

Professionally, Morton Blackwell is the president of the Leadership Institute, a non-partisan educational foundation he founded in 1979.

His institute prepares conservatives for success in politics, government and t...

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Angel Fimbres Barceló

Former Political and Fundraising Training Director, Leadership Institute

Angel Fimbres Barceló is a proud native of sunny Southern California. Her political career began on the campaign trail in 2012 as a field rep on two different races in her voting district; one for Congress and the o...

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George Landrith

President, Frontiers of Freedom

George C. Landrith III is the President and Chairman of Frontiers of Freedom having been hand selected to lead the organization by its founder U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop, in 1999. Previously, Mr. Landrith served as the Vi...

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Ron Nehring

Director of International Training, Leadership Institute

Ron Nehring, Director of International Training at The Leadership Institute, is a Republican strategist and communications expert who served as National Spokesman in the 2016 Presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz.

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Ken Reid

Kenneth Reid served ten years as a councilmember and supervisor in Loudoun County, VA, outside Washington, DC—one of the fastest-growing communities in the US. A Republican, he won election in a blue-leaning communit...

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Stephen Rowe

Director of Digital Training, Leadership Institute

Stephen Rowe is the Director of Digital Training at Leadership Institute where he's trained 15,000+ activists, students, and leaders on digital and political technology.

Stephen has been listed on multiple 30 under ...

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Heather Sellers

President & Political Media Consultant at Best Sellers

Heather Sellers has over twenty years of marketing, advertising, and public relations experience encompassing all aspects of consulting, budgeting, media buying and planning, branding of a new name for a company, lobbying,...

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Steven Sutton

Vice President for Development, The Leadership Institute

Steven joined the Leadership Institute nine years ago as Vice President of Programs. As Vice President of Programs, he directed all LI's training programs, from political grassroots to student groups on college campuses. H...

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Carly Tomaine

Director, Youth Leadership Schools

Carly Tomaine is the Director of Youth Leadership Schools at Leadership Institute. In this position, she travels across the country to train conservative activists on how to effectively run a youth campaign for candidates ...

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