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Running for Office 101

Are you interested in running for office? Looking for information on how to get started?

Join us to hear from elected officials about their decision to run for office, why it is critical for more young lawyers to run for office, and what skills a young lawyer already possesses that make you an ideal candidate. You will also learn what steps you can take now to prepare for a successful campaign whether you are ready to run this year, next year, or within the next 3-5 years. Be prepared to be energized and learn how to launch your future campaign, identify opportunities to run for office, overcome challenges faced by first-time candidates, and leverage relationships to run an effective campaign.


  • Suzie Jones-Pranger, Former Campaign Manager, Billie Sutton for Governor 
  • Mike Pellicciotti, State Treasurer, State of Washington 
  • Brandi Pikes, Judicial Law Clerk, US Court Southern District TX 
  • Billie Sutton, Former South Dakota Senator & 2018 Democratic Nominee for Governor 
  • James R. Torrence, Jr., J.D., Council Member, Baltimore City Council, District 7


  • Elizabeth Rosen, Prosecutor, Howard County State’s Atty’s Office, MD