Candidate School still has openings for April 26 session


Operation Clean Government’s “Candidate School 2014” program and faculty have now been finalized, according to event co-chair Frank Lennon. The event is a daylong, non-partisan educational seminar on how to run for political office. It is scheduled to take place in the Rhode Island College Faculty Center on April 26 and openings are available.

Arlene Violet will kick off the day speaking about what it takes to run for office and win, and how running for office will change your life – especially if you are a woman. Bob Weygand will be the featured luncheon speaker. Forty other faculty members will fill out the program.

Tuition for the daylong training session is just $75, payable via PayPal on OCG’s website,, or by check to: Box 8683, Warwick, RI 02888.

According to Margaret Kane, president of Operation Clean Government, “This is an ideal chance for candidates new to the political scene to get a complete briefing on the campaigning process.”

This is OCG’s seventh Candidate School, continuing an election year tradition that started in 2002. It will be hosted by the Political Science Department of Rhode Island College and is supported by clean government advocates within the community, to include LOOKOUT RI, John Hazen White Jr.’s non-partisan foundation.

Lennon explained that: “Rhode Island College’s participation greatly expands our impact on the community, especially the educational community.”

Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo said, “I am proud that RIC’s professors and students strive to serve the needs of our state’s citizens. Sponsorship of training potential candidates for public office is one example of such outreach.”

The long day event starts with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. After welcoming remarks by Dr. Carriuolo, the seminar begins at 8:40 a.m. with Arlene Violet’s panel.

A complete list of presentations and speakers can be found on the Operation Clean Government website.


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