There are over 200 elective offices in St. Charles County, including the 7 member County Council; the County Executive and 6 other county officials; 15 City Councils and Boards of Aldermen; 15 mayors; 6 School Boards, 7 Fire District boards of directors; the Ambulance District board of directors; the St. Charles County Community College District trustees; and 13 trial judges of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court.
These offices have a direct impact on the daily lives of St. Charles County Residents. They levy sales taxes and property taxes; they deliver services such as police, fire, and ambulance; they operate the public schools attended by our children; they build and repair roads, streets, sewers and sidewalks in our neighborhoods; they protect the quiet enjoyment of our homes; they plan and manage growth and development of our communities.
It is important that good people run for local elective offices. To help public-spirited citizens to take the challenge, the St. Charles County Republican Central Committee sponsors a Candidate School every year. This Candidate School is designed for people who are considering a run for public office or who have decided to run and for people who just want to work for a candidate’s campaign.
We need good people to run for local elective offices. To help citizens learn how to be successful candidates the St. Charles County Republican Central Committee is holding its 5th Annual Candidate School on October 23, 2021, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2310 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368. Doors open at 8:00 am. A box lunch will be provided to attendees.
Our 2021 Faculty
Tom Smith, veteran campaign manager and consultant
Mike Sommer, CPA, Treasurer, St. Charles County Republican Central Com.
Chad Briesacher, General Mgr., KCLC Radio @Lindenwood Univ. and Chair, St. Charles Young Republicans
Dan Borgmeyer, Mayor of the City of St. Charles
Representative John Wiemann, District 103, Speaker Pro Tem, MO House
Senator Bob Onder, 2nd Senatorial District, MO Senate
Jason Goodson, Wentzville Board of Education
David Zucker, Chairman, St. Charles County Republican Central Committee
OUTLINE FOR CANDIDATE SCHOOL
08:00: DOORS OPEN; REGISTRATION
08:30: INTRODUCTION (DAVE ZUCKER, Chair, St. Charles County Republican Central Committee (SCCRCC))
Purpose of the Class
Preview the Faculty
09:00: TOM SMITH, Campaign Manager, Owner of Survey St. Louis
First Steps: Setting up campaign committee; print media ads and direct mail; voter contact/door to door campaigns
1O:15: MIKE SOMMER, CPA and Treasurer, SCCRCC
Receiving Contributions in cash or in kind; spending campaign funds;
Reporting to the Missouri Ethics Commission
10:45: CHAD BRIESACHER, General Mgr., KCLC Radio @Lindenwood Univ. and Chair, St. Charles Young Republicans
Radio and TV ad buying, including calculation of costs per audience
11:15: Mayor DAN BORGMEYER, City of St. Charles, MO
Running for Mayor of St. Charles in a “non-partisan” election
11:45: Rep. JOHN WIEMANN (R. Dist. 103, Speaker Pro Tem MO House)
Running for St. Representative; fundraising;
12:15: BOX LUNCHES PROVIDED
12:45: SEN. BOB ONDER (R. 2nd Senatorial Dist., MO Senate)
Running for State Senator
1:15: JASON GOODSON, WENTZVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Running for School Board
1:45: Q&A, CLOSING
Space is limited to 25 students per session. Register today!
Registration Forms available at www.StCharlesGOP.com
or by email from David Zucker, firstname.lastname@example.org
or use the attached form