Commonwealth Policy Center

Have you ever thought about running for office? Or helping on a political campaign? It seems like a daunting task, but consider there’s too much at stake not to consider political involvement. It’s time for down to earth, common sense conservative Kentuckians to stand in the gap in the political arena.

Not everyone is called to run for state House or even Lt. Governor, but there are thousands of elected positions in Kentucky. Offices range from city council, county magistrate, school board and local judgeships to state and Congressional offices. “We need good people, principled people to run for every office,” said CPC Executive Director Richard Nelson. “This will take some courage and sacrifice, but there’s too much at stake to not engage.”

One of the goals of CPC is to help equip conservatives to run winning races. The events provide a “toolkit and a roadmap” as to the basics of campaigning. Training topics include messaging, media relations, fundraising, campaigning, and get out the vote, among others.

CPC has trained nearly 300 candidates and has held multiple training events in locations across Kentucky. Graduates have made it into all levels of government from city council and the Kentucky Court of Appeals to the Lt. Governor’s office. The next training will be on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, at the Frankfort Country Club in Frankfort.