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The Road to Run: Preparing to Run for Public Office

Part 1

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Date Published

October 27, 2020


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Election Law


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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 Republicans and Democrats on what it takes to get the party's nomination. Finally, we will hear from political consultants on messaging and fundraising. Part 2 discusses the Board of Elections process and campaign financing laws.

Why Lawyers Should Run for Office--Dean Lee Fisher, Cleveland Marshall College of Law; OH Sen. Matt Dolan; Betsy Rader, Betsy Rader Law 

Role of Political Parties Shontel Brown, Chair, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party and Lisa Stickan, Chair, Cuyahoga County Republican Party 

Your Team – What it Takes to Get Elected Jeff Rusnak, R Strategy Group and Jim Trakas

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Lee Fisher

Lee Fisher is the Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland... Read More

Betsy Rader

Betsy Rader is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Yale Law School. She served as a judicial clerk for Judge... Read More

Senator Matt Dolan

Senator Matt Dolan is currently serving his first term in the Ohio Senate, representing portions of Cuyahoga County.His... Read More

James Peter Trakas

A governmental affairs professional, recognized throughout career for ability to navigate complex political situations and... Read More

Shontel M. Brown

Shontel M. Brown is honored to serve as County Council Representative for District 9 and is fully committed to serving the... Read More

Lisa Stickan

Chairman - Republican Party of Cuyahoga County- first woman elected to this position - Attorney, former Cuyahoga County and... Read More

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