You Should Run for Office

Register now for one of our 5 day-long candidate training opportunities this spring and summer.  The WV Candidate Training Academy is a non-partisan coalition that is dedicated to recruiting and training new candidates for office.  We believe that democracy works better when more of us are involved in the political process, and when government is more representative.  The WV Candidate Training Academy was started in 2015 by a coalition of organizations and partners of every stripe – including the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, Generation WV, the WV Chamber of Commerce Executives, the AFL-CIO, the Sierra Club, WV Citizen Action Group, the WV Center on Budget and Policy, the WV School Board Association, the WV Community Development Hub, and the Secretary of State’s Office.  Our lead partners are the Our Children, Our Future Campaign and the WV Women’s Commission.

Register for Morgantown April 29 (By and For Women)

Register for Charleston May 16 (All are Welcome)

Register for Beckley June 10 (By and For Women)

Register for Southern WV July 15 (All are Welcome)

Register for Martinsburg August 5 (All are Welcome)

For more information about the trainings, click on the links above.  All 5 of these trainings are proven, top-notch skills trainings that cover .  Graduates from these trainings have won campaigns for City Council, Magistrate, County Commission, School Board, Delegate, and State Senator in WV.


You should run for office.  Now’s your chance!


Click here to read a piece about how to get your thinking started about running for office, from two of our trainers.

 Click here to read a piece about how to run a principled and effective campaign, from one of our trainers.