Campaign Training – Managing a Successful Campaign

Announcing Session 6 of the Campaign Training Academy

The Life of a Candidate and Campaign Staff: Managing a Successful Campaign

Saturday, July 21 | 10am – 12pm
Virginia Humanities Conference Center | 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA

This Session is sponsored by Edwin Barber,  and Virginia & John Ritchie in memory of Paul Saunier
Thank You!

Jane Dittmar
Chief of Staff, Del. David Toscano;
2016 Candidate for U.S. Congress; Former Albemarle County Supervisor

Connie Brennan
Former Nelson County Supervisor;
Candidate for House of Delegates,
2007 & 2011

Maggie Thornton
Educator; Manager of Local, State & Federal Campaigns


After five educational sessions, it may seem that only super-humans can manage a successful campaign. This sixth and final session wraps up the lessons learned and addresses how to face the challenges of being a candidate or campaign staff member. The program will also offer a take-home, week-by-week campaign schedule to answer practical questions of when to get started with each task, and demonstrates how to make up a budget to fit your campaign schedule.

The two former candidate speakers have nine campaigns between them and have worked on a wide variety of other campaigns. They offer tips on how to succeed and, when necessary, survive a loss. Their first-hand experiences will be the basis for advice about making the most of your time and energy and, ultimately, succeeding.