Chamber of Commerce to offer “Candidate Boot Camp” in January

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce
Media Release
December 13, 2019

Nassau County, FL (December 13, 2019) Have you ever wondered how people get elected to local office or how to volunteer to help with a political campaign? Perhaps you’re considering running for office yourself but don’t know where to start. The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce announces a new program, “Candidate Boot Camp” which will provide training for those interested in seeking elected offices.

Each session will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Suite 101-G, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Registration is now open and the deadline to register is January 16, 2020. The cost is $25.00 per person, whether you attend one or all three sessions. For more information, please visit or call (904) 261-3248.

Candidate Boot Camp” consists of three separate morning sessions, all covering different but important topics; The first session is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 and will address running for office, how to engage with the media throughout a campaign and working with political parties.  Former candidates, elected officials and campaign managers will be on hand to share experiences and insight.  John Delaney, former Mayor of Jacksonville and now working with the Fiorentino Group, will be the special guest speaker.

The second session is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020 and will examine the rules and regulations of campaigning.  The Nassau County Supervisor of Elections office will be on hand to go through the process of filing and reporting.  

The third and final session is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2020 and will explore creating a campaign, research, strategy design, fundraising and how to use digital and media outlets.  

The Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan organization with a mission to promote and maintain a healthy business environment and quality of life for Nassau County. 

Nassau County Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership which will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life.

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Douglas Adkins
Douglas Adkins (@guest_56286)
3 years ago

As a chamber member, I am pleased to see the chamber creating a framework to encourage candidates to get engaged. I have helped organize and run many campaigns over the last 25 years and have long felt that the chamber should become a bigger force in candidate recruitment and development. The tools and process in campaign development and communications has changed and continue to change. I believe that now is a time for good citizens who seek change to step up and become part of the elected class committed to public service. I am grateful for those that work in the broad public interest and make the sacrifice to serve. I am happy to help great conservatives in any way I am able, we need smaller government, less taxes and a framework that will allow small businesses to be sucessful!