Modesto — A free workshop will be offered Saturday on how to run for public office. It is aimed at residents who are considering running in the Nov. 5 election or in the future. The program will be from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, 1114 J St.
Speakers will talk about walking in neighborhoods and knocking on doors, asking for donations, using social media, and preparing for candidate forums and interviews. There will be a primer on the Fair Political Practices financial reporting requirements. To register, call the chamber office at (209) 577-5757 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop is organized by representatives of the chamber, The Modesto Bee, the Stanislaus County Library and the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County, and longtime leaders in the Democratic and Republican parties.