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KNOXVILLE — Whether you are considering becoming a candidate for public office or helping the people who do, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has just the ticket for you. Campaign 101: Seeking Public Office is an all-day workshop for those entering politics for the first time, seeking re-election or wanting to become more involved in the political process.

The course will take place from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the center’s Toyota Auditorium located at 1640 Cumberland Ave. The $50 registration fee covers course materials and lunch. Free parking is available at the University Center Garage on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline for Campaign 101 is Tuesday, May 26.

East Tennessee is home to a long and distinguished line of public servants — men and women who have stood in the arena of politics and made a difference in many lives. Campaign 101 will focus on the nuts and bolts of running for office in Knox County, but many of the sessions will apply to anyone seeking public office anywhere in Tennessee.

Sessions include Making the Decision to Run: First Steps as a Candidate; Technology in the Campaign; Compliance and Recordkeeping: State & County Requirements and more. Speakers will include Bill Lyons, political science professor at UT and senior director of policy and communications for the city of Knoxville, and Greg Mackay, administrator of elections for the Knox County Election Commission, as well as county commissioners and media professionals.

To register for Campaign 101, call 865-974-0931 or visit the Baker Center Web site at http://www.bakercenter.utk.edu.

C O N T A C T :

Gavin Luter (865-974-0931, dluter@utk.edu)
Rebekah Winkler (865-974-8304, rwinkler@utk.edu)