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Sorensen Institute Starts 2013 Recruitment for Political Leaders

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A program in Charlottesville has been training leaders on the local and statewide level almost 20 years.  Now the impact of the Sorensen Institute is felt from central Virginia to across the nation.

The institute has started the 2013 recruitment process for its Political Leaders Program.  It is looking for candidates to teach the power of bipartisanship and ethics in public service.

Sorensen Institute Executive Director Bob Gibson said, "We're looking for folks who are leaders in community who have an interest in working on public policy, together with people who they may disagree with."

The programs focus on how to deal with economic and transportation issues, and other needs in the state. Sorensen provided a clear path its 1,500 graduates, of which 100 are locally elected officials and 21 are members of state legislature.

"We cover all the issues in Virginia," said Gibson. "From ethics to campaign finance to how to get elected ethically, to how to govern ethically. And we train political leaders across the state."

The four-day candidate training and 10 month Political Leaders Program each provide an opportunity for growth in leadership.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

Reported by Marcella Robertson

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