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Candidate Development Program: Summer 2023

TFRW is proud to introduce its next Candidate Development Program!

The purpose of this program is to:

  • Empower women to run for elected office at all levels of government
  • Build capacity among TFRW members to run for office
  • Help women to gain confidence needed to run for office
  • Reduce barriers to running for office 

About the Program

  • Eight 2-hour training sessions
  • Price: $50
  • Maximum class size: 16 women
  • Summer 2023
  • Schedule: Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Completely web-based video conferencing via Zoom online platform
  • Guest speakers TBA
  • Participants will be asked at times to read or prepare in advance for discussion
  • Participants will have short, practical weekly assignments, goal-setting, and action planning
  • Professionally facilitated meetings

Training Schedule

  • Week 1: Introductions and Identifying Why You Want to Run for Public Office
  • Week 2: Candidate Message Development
  • Week 3: Money, Money, Money: Financing Your Campaign
  • Week 4: Managing Potential Conflict Within and Across Party Lines
  • Week 6: Candidate Image Development
  • Week 7: Potential Barriers & How to Overcome Them
  • Week 8: Social Media and Marketing
  • Week 9: What is to be Expected When you are Elected: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Click Here to Download the Program Overview

Click Here to Download an Application (Word Document)

Click Here to Download an Application (PDF)


Applications are due to Trasa Cobern at [email protected] by May 16th.

Priority is given to those who wish to run for office within the next two years.


Contact TFRW Candidate Development Program Coordinator Trasa Robertson Cobern at 817-901-0571 or [email protected]

Campaign Management School: TBD

Campaign Management Schools are conducted throughout the state. These full-day seminars teach potential candidates and campaign staff about important topics such as campaign finance law, fundraising, and public relations. To schedule a TFRW Campaign Management School in your area, please contact VP Campaign Activities for more information.