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Clerk Dorothy Brown holds political training class

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader

To increase and help those wanting to run for public office, Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown recently announced she is hosting a “Candidate’s 360” training session that will teach potential candidates the ABC’s of running and winning an election.

The class, which will be held Saturday, November 19, at the Chicago Marriott located in the Medical District/UIC, 625 S. Ashland, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., is intended for those wanting to run for public office or for persons wishing to teach others, Brown said on WVON’s “Bob Shaw” show hosted and produced by this reporter.

Brown is eminently qualified to teach this class having won her last two elections with an overwhelming margin despite being abandoned by the Cook County Democratic Party. The Democratic Party initially endorsed her for the primary election but later took it back favoring Ald. Michelle Harris (8th), who received 183,798 votes, or 30.34 percent to Brown’s 296,067 votes, or 48.87 percent.

For the Nov. 8th General Election, the Democratic Party refused to include her name on its endorsement ballot, Clerk Brown received 772,989 votes, or 77.37 percent to challenger Diane S. Shapiro’s 226,115 votes, or 22.63 percent.

Registration for Clerk Brown’s Saturday course begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a training session lasting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Clerk Brown will hold a mock candidate presentation and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. she will engage her students in a mock debate.

There is a $135.00 registration fee. Seating is limited so you must register by clicking on

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