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LOCAL OFFICES & BOARD

Now is the time. Filing for elected offices opens April 20 and closes in June for November elections.

Libertarian Campaign

In addition, several local boards currently have vacancies while others come up for new appointments soon. Check out the spreadsheet below and find an elected or appointed position that fits your background, interest, or skill set.

March 2017 Flathead County Offices and Boards

Guide to campaign messaging for Libertarians

DIY TRAINING

The following resources are full of insights and training in both what it takes to campaign and to be effective in office.

Libertarian Leadership

From free guidance videos to paid academy and one-on-one campaign help, Libertarian Leadership offers amazing resources.

LP Action

Free resources and guidance along with nuts and bolts advice from branding to preparing a press release.

Libertarian public policy videos

Free video lectures by a Harvard professor in applying libertarian philosophy across a spectrum of polices. Great for would -be and current policy makers.

Cato State Legislative Guide

Policy ideas from Cato experts, best of list of Cato articles on issues, supporting analysis and data, and Cato scholars contact information.

FCLP's Candidate Group

Join others in the Flathead who want to explore running for office.

 

Vice Chair Sid Daoud heads up a group of people exploring running for office. Contact him to find out when the next meeting is.

(406) 646-6090

sidvishus7@gmail.com

GET STARTED PREPARING YOURSELF FOR LEADERSHIP

Libertarian Campaign Playlist

Hone your speaking skills with Toastmasters

Toastmaster clubs welcome drop-ins, and there is no cost or obligation for visitors. Food is not served, except for Kalispell’s evening meeting, where participants may order off the menu, or just enjoy a cup of coffee and piece of pie. At noon meetings, you are welcome to bring a “brown bag lunch.”
KALISPELL TOASTMASTERS CLUB #3147, one of the largest clubs. It meets every Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at the First Interstate Bank on the corner of Main and Center Streets. Please park in the mall parking lot so you’re not taking spots from bank clients, and use the bank’s rear door closest to the mall. Take the stairs or elevator to the lower level. For questions, contact Dixon Rice at 212-6433.

KALISPELL TOASTMASTERS CLUB #3147 (EVENING MEETING) – The Kalispell club sponsors an evening meeting once a month, and invites members of other Flathead Valley TM clubs to participate, as well as the general public. It is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:15 pm at Perkins Restaurant across from K-Mart. To be added to the agenda, contact Steve Varro at 471-2234.

BIGFORK TOASTMASTERS CLUB #9539 meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm at Glacier Bank (lower level), 8251 Hwy 35, Bigfork. For questions, contact Dorothy Kendall at 752-0353.

COLUMBIA FALLS SPEAKS, CLUB #798772 meets on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month from 12:10 – 1:00 pm at Freedom Bank (lower level), 530 – 9th Street W., Columbia Falls. For more information, contact Kristi Hatfield at 250-6757.

NORTH VALLEY TOASTMASTERS CLUB #2817 meets bright & early every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:00 am at Coco Enterprises, 6442 Hwy 93 South, Whitefish. The contact person is Kathy Anderson at 212-6292.

There are over 13,500 Toastmasters clubs across the world. To find a club close to your home or while traveling, go to www.toastmasters.org and use the Find-a-Club tool.

Hone your policy stances with the Liberty Bookshelf.

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