Blue Ox Success Series 2024: Running for Office

Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce


Have you wondered what it takes to run for elected office? Have you considered running this year… or maybe down the road? At the Chamber, our goals are to demystify the process and inspire pro-business candidates to take the next step!

This 2-hour workshop will cover:

  • Candidate filing and deadlines
  • Campaign reporting requirements
  • How to manage and finance an effective campaign
  • Essential materials, media and door-knocking
  • Party endorsements (for state and federal candidates)
  • What it’s like to run and serve

Who should attend:

  • New candidates who intend to run for office this year
  • Those considering a run in the future, even if it’s a few years from now
  • Incumbents who wish to sharpen their skills
  • An employee or co-worker who needs your encouragement!

Meet the presenters:

  • Deborah A. Erickson, Administrative Services Director, Crow Wing County

  • Mike Franklin, Partner, WeberJohnson

  • Carrie Ruud, Former Senator District 10 (Aitkin & Crow Wing Counties), MN State Senate

This event is free to attend and open to the public. Learn more and register to attend.

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