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Ignite Candidate School

Ignite is an annual candidate school that engages and prepares community members to become elected officials. 

Tentative Schedule

*Updates and changes will be communicated via email to those signed up for the school. 


  • What you need to know about running for office? ​​

    • 2 - 4 pm Sunday, Jan 16th Class taught by Jonathan Wright. Elected guests Representative Elizabeth Bishop & City Councilwoman Maggie Ballard 

                      *The class on the 30th has been cancelled. ​


  • Campaign Plan​​ - Facilitator Carri New. Elected guest Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers 

    • 2 - 4 pm Sunday, Feb 20th​ 

  • Finance - Facilitator Becky Osborn and Elected guest Representative Jason Probst 

    • 2 - 4 pm Sunday, April 3 ​

      • This session will be in person at the SCDP HQ. We will provide a hybrid option. You must RSVP HERE.

  • Communications / Voter Outreach - Facilitator Carri New. Elected guest Councilman Brandon Johnson

    • 2 - 4 pm Sunday, April 24​  

  • Making Your Campaign Official - Facilitator TBD

    • 2 - 4 pm Sunday, May 22​

Invest in our future candidates today:

SCDP Ignite Candidate School Committee


Vice Chair Danielle Johnson vicechair@sedgwickcountydemocrats.com 


PCP Janelle Bogart janellebogart@hotmail.com 

Committee Members

Jonathan Wright, Carri New, Justin Bjork, Becky Osborn 

Sign up to serve on the committee here