Candidate Academy educates Southern Arizona political candidates on running a campaign

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Southern Arizona Candidate Academy met Wednesday to provide a forum to educate potential political candidates and campaign workers.

The academy, running four consecutive wednesdays, teaches people the nuts and bolts of running a successful campaign for office.

"It's non-partisan for all offices in Pima County.  Really anybody can attend and we are very excited to have over 50 graduates of the program over the last 2 years.  And we have another full class today with 25 more participants," said Lea Marquez Peterson with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The next academy will be held February 1 at the Cox Corporate office, 1440 East 15th Street.