Be the Next AOC: Running for Office (6-week course)

Be the Next AOC: Running for Office (6-week course)


**This is a 6-week course. Your registration fee covers six separate classes within these 6 weeks!*

[Fall Quarter / Term II] 10/20/19 – 11/29/19
[Sundays] 12:00PM – 2:00PM

In this course, students will learn the basics of ‘how to run for office’ from a local elected official, community activist and political addict. You will walk away knowing what the process looks like from start to finish, how to run an authentic campaign, and where to turn to for help! We will cover:

  • Identifying your leadership style
  • Identifying & expanding your qualifications
  • Building your political network
  • Fundraising 101
  • Canvassing
  • Political communications
  • Endorsements
  • Drafting a vision statement
  • How to file for office
  • … and more!

This class is highly interactive, with students working in breakout groups to discuss their answers and plans. We will use a mix of multimedia and print materials, and students are encouraged to bring a notebook for additional notes!

Materials Fee: $10 payable via cash or check on the first day of class


Teacher Bio: Krystal Marx

Krystal Marx lives in the foodie paradise of Burien, Washington where she is in the second year of her four-year term on the Burien City Council – a race where she, an unknown, took on four opponents (including the well-known incumbent) and came out ahead. She currently serves on the King County Board of Health in her Councilwoman capacity. When not working on Council issues, Krystal is the Vice Chair of the King County Young Democrats, and volunteers on the Recruitment & Bench Building subcommittee of the King County Democrats’ Outreach Committee while also working part-time as a Program Facilitator for She Should Run – a nonpartisan organization committed to seeing 250,000 women in office. She is active as the leader of a volunteer organization focused on homeless outreach and community-identified training, and attributes her passion for public service to time spent experiencing homelessness as a child and a desire to stand up for her LGBTQ community. In her free time, Krystal enjoys chasing her four children, watching Netflix with her wonderful husband (an Army combat veteran), cooking, reading, and finding more ways to empower others.

Venue: Counterbalance Brewing Company
503B S Michigan St, Seattle, WA 98108

Event Details

Day 1: October 27, 2019

Day 2: November 03, 2019

Day 3: November 10, 2019

Day 4: November 17, 2019

Day 5: November 24, 2019

Day 6: December 01, 2019

Start time: 12:00 p.m.

End time: 02:00 p.m.

Venue: Counterbalance Brewing Co.