Local Candidate Training Cohort

Applications for the Cohort are now closed. Thank you for your interest!

The Democratic Party of Illinois and the Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association are teaming up to present the inaugural Local Candidate Training Cohort. This intensive 12-week program is run in partnership with the National Democratic Training Committee to help active candidates win local elections and lead in their communities. The free virtual training program will cover all basic campaign strategies and tactics. 

Candidates eligible for the training cohort must be:

  • Democratic candidates running at the countywide level or below
  • Actively running for office right now in the 2022 midterm elections
  • Running for a seat without any other another Democrat in a primary election

Trainings will be held virtually and on weekday evenings. Each week will feature one session on a different topic, facilitated by an expert trainer with support from senior DPI and IDCCA staff. In addition, cohort members will have time to network and tackle real-time challenges and opportunities they are facing on the campaign trail.

For questions, email [email protected].

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