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CTP Alumni News
Last night, for the first time, Sorensen alumni were elected to serve in the United States House of Representatives. The Sorensen Institute would like to congratulate both Scott Rigell (VA-02) and Robert Hurt (VA-05) on their successful campaigns. For more information, you can visit Congressman-elect Rigell's website and Congressman-elect Hurt's website.
In addition to this historic election, five other Sorensen Alumni won their local campaigns yesterday. The Sorensen Institute sends its congratulations to:
Linda Richardson, Greensville County Treasurer
James Byrd, Harrisonburg City Council
Angelia Williams, Norfolk City Council
James Wood, Virginia Beach City Council
Art Major, Winchester City Council
These candidates join more than one hundred of their fellow Sorensen Alumni who serve in elected office across the Commonwealth. They are a testament to the Sorensen idea that politics can be about the heated clash of ideas, but that our differences do not have to divide us.
Kala Quintana (PLP 2008; CTP Winter 2009) was appointed to to the Fairfax County Park Authority Board as the Chairman's at-Large representative. Congratulations, Kala!
Jen Little (PLP 2007; CTP Spring 2010) was recently selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 by Inside Business, the Hampton Roads business journal. She will receive the award tonight, October 14, in Norfolk. Jen's profile, as well as the full list of honorees, is available here.
Bryan (PLP 2008; CTP 2009) and Lynne (PLP 2009) Rhode welcomed Bryan Michael Rhode, Jr. at 3:06pm Saturday, October 9. Congratulations, Bryan and Lynne!
The Sorensen Institute is proud to announce that the application process for the 2011 Political Leaders Program and the 2011 Candidate Training Program has begun! Below, you will find some helpful information concerning the two programs.
The Political Leaders Program is a leadership development program for residents of Virginia interested in becoming more active in public service. Participation in this program has become a traditional “first step” for future political leaders in the Commonwealth. Participants spend one weekend a month from March through December traveling across the state along with 30-32 other civic minded individuals. Cost of the Political Leaders Program is $2250.
The Candidate Training Program is an intensive, four-day program focused on the fundamentals of running a winning campaign for office. Participants will explore the nuts and bolts of building a strong campaign from the ground up- all within the context of ethics and principled public service. Cost of the Candidate Training Program is $750 for a double room and $900 for a single room.
The Sorensen Institute seeks participants from all political affiliations, socio-economic backgrounds andprofessions from Virginia. Scholarships and tuition assistance are available. For an easy way to apply, click the button to the right! If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at 434-982-4943 or email our Director of Programs, April Auger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline for the 2011 Political Leaders Program and Candidate Training Program is 5:00 pm, November 8, 2010.
This year, the Sorensen Institute is proud to claim several congressional candidates as our Alumni. These Sorensen grads are running in United States Congressional races all across Virginia and are striving to implement the lessons they learned at Sorensen into their campaigns. These candidates give hope to the Sorensen idea that politics can be about the heated clash of ideas, but that our differences do not have to divide us. Below you'll find a link to each of the candidates websites.
Jennifer McClellan (PLP 2001; CTP 2005) and David Mills welcomed Jackson McClellan Mills this week. Jack arrived at 5:19 p.m. on August 9, weighing in at 7 lbs., 6 oz. Mom, Dad, and Jack are back home and doing well. Congratulations, Jenn and Dave!
Congratulations to Lonnie Craig (PLP 2000, CTP 1999), who won a seat on the Chesapeake City Council in the recent May elections.
The Virginian-Pilot has endorsed two Sorensen graduates for office in the Chesapeake elections scheduled for Tuesday, May 4.
Bryan Collins (PLP 06, CTP 06) was endorsed in his run for re-election to the Chesapeake City Council.
Christie New Craig (PLP 06) was endorsed in her bid for an at-large seat on the Chesapeake School Board.