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Candidate Training Path

Since our creation in 2003 our candidate training programs are at the heart of the work that we do to change the face of power in Texas. We have two flagship training programs for candidates as well as more advanced workshops to continue candidate education throughout the election process. 

Candidate 101

You may be years away from your first election or considering a run soon. You may be struggling with the question: can I really do this? Or, do I really want this? Whatever questions you have about running for office, Annie’s List wants to help you find the answers.

You are not alone as you consider what direction to take your leadership journey. Annie’s List's experienced team knows what tools and insight that women need to get ready to take their next step toward the elected office. 

At Candidate 101, you’ll get insight from experienced political strategists and our elected champions on what it takes to prepare for a successful race. You will also connect with other like-minded women looking to take their activism to the next level!

Candidate 101 includes:

  • Basic information about running for state or local offices

  • Insight into the time, resources, and external support needed to run a successful campaign

  • Practical advice to start preparing yourself to run for office

  • Time to ask questions from experienced campaigners and connect with others considering running for office

Training Fee: $10

Please email to inquire about our scholarship process.


Friday, December 16th - 2:00PM - 5:00PM CT


Candidate 201

Candidate 201 provides future candidates with a sound foundation for successful races for state and local offices. This program is immersive training to develop your campaign plan and outline the elements you will need to run and win. With the right skills, information, and foundation, you’ll be well on your way to elected office


You’ll gain the knowledge to:

  • Develop your win strategy through voter outreach and communications planning

  • Connect with voters and donors through your personal story

  • Utilize proven campaign tactics to running for office

  • Manage life on the campaign trail

Training Fee: $75

CANDIDATE 201 Training for the 2023-2024 cycle will begin in Early 2023! Please stay tuned to this page for more information.

Please email with any questions and to inquire about our scholarship process.

Candidate 301 Workshops

Candidate 301 workshop topics will include:

  • Creating your Stump Speech 

  • How to Hire Consultants

  • Creating your Budget 

  • Filing Compliance Reports

More info on Candidate 301 workshops to come soon!

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