By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun
June 18, 2019
More than a dozen Navarro County residents, elected officials, and candidates attended the Leadership Institute political training Friday June 14 in Corsicana.
The Leadership Institute is a non-partisan organization founded in 1979, which focuses on providing political training to conservative activists, students, candidates, and campaign staff — reaching over 210,000 people since the group’s inception.
County Judge H.M. Davenport said he had attended political trainings before, but wanted a refresher course. “A lot has changed since the last one of these that I attended,” Davenport said.
Topics covered during the one-day seminar held at the Corsicana Opry and Events Center were developing a campaign strategy, effectively activating the grassroots, campaign financing requirements, setting up and maintaining a campaign budget, as well as effective media relations.
Navarro County Republican Party Secretary Steve Jessup said he appreciated the opportunity to have one of these events here.
The Corsicana stop was part of a two-day swing in Texas, which included Rockwall TX. Texas is projected to be a battleground state in the 2020 election and beyond — a political reality that wasn’t lost on those in attendance.
“The Leadership Institute has a tremendous reputation,” Jessup said. “The knowledge we gained today will be valuable to our party and candidates.”
Navarro County Republican NAVPAC Chairman Frank Steed said he believed everyone got something out of the trainings. “I am extremely pleased with how the day went,” he said. “Now it’s time to work, and win elections.”
For more information on the Leadership Institute, its mission, and future training opportunities, search for the Leadership Institute on the web, on Facebook, or @LeadershipInst on Twitter.