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Lots of information presented at workshop for potential candidates

At a workshop for those interested in running for office in King George County, would-be candidates heard about everything from the pitfalls of paperwork to practical advice from those who have been there, done that.

About 30 people attended two different sessions held Tuesday in the county boardroom, where Board of Supervisors and School Board members meet regularly.

Those in the audience included people who will put their names on the ballot in November—or are considering it—as well as those who may seek office in years to come.

“This was great, it was a lot of good information and a great turnout,” said Mike Rose, a School Board member and successful write-in candidate four years ago. He plans a traditional campaign this time—and needed to know what paperwork he faced.

Others who plan to challenge incumbents in November got information from Registrar Lorrie Gump and practical tips from Supervisor Ruby Brabo and former School Board member Renee Parker. The full story of the event will be featured in an upcoming edition of The Free Lance-Star. For more information about what candidates have to do, check out Gump’s presentation of documents:

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