March 26, 2018
6 - 9 p.m.

Delta Township Community Center
 7550 W Willow Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917

Program Description: Thinking of running for public office? Come learn more about preparing to be a candidate and serving as a public official. 

The number of people considering running for public office in 2018 appears to be at an all-time high. Time Magazine recently reported that women and scientists, in particular, are running for office in record numbers. The City of Lansing, in 2017, had more candidates running for city council than at any other time in modern history. 

Many who have searched for ways to make a difference are deciding that 2018 is the time to bring their passions, values, and ideas to public service. If you're one of those people or think you might be, this workshop will help you consider how ready you are to run for office, answer questions you need to answer before committing to a busy campaign and an even busier life as a public servant and get you started on your road to Election Day 2018. 

Participants in this workshop will: 

  • Learn how and where to file to run for office
  • Learn about seats available in the 2018 election
  • Analyze their personal level of preparation for a campaign effort 
  • Hear about what life is like as a public servant
  • Discover how to get a campaign going and get on the road to Election Day 2018

$25 (Includes MSU Extension's Running for Office self-analysis and pre-campaign workbook)

Late Registration (received after March 19)

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refunds will be granted for cancellation received by March 19. Requests received after this date will not be refunded.

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This registration form is for those registering as individuals.

Registration for Thinking of Running for Public Office? is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 22, 2018.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Eric Walcott at or 517-353-9106.