10-Week Program starting May 2021

LA County Democratic Party and the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC) have developed an annual academy to recruit and train potential candidates to run for office. 

This 10-Week Program, open to registered Democrats in Los Angeles County, will bring together a 2021 Cohort and will cover everything from building a campaign staff, to fundraising, to digital organizing. In addition to the coursework, candidates will hear from elected officials or those who have run for office about their experience in conjunction with the topic of the week.


Applications Open
Monday, March 8th-Friday, April 16th*

Interviews Conducted
Saturday, April 24th-Sunday, April 25th

Program with the cohort begins 
May 22nd, 2021**



For more information email LACDP Executive Director Drexel Heard at
[email protected]


*Applications are open to all Registered Democrats. Young Democrats, people of color, women, and LGBTQ candidates are especially encouraged to apply. There is a $25 Application Processing Fee

**Scheduled every Saturday for 10 Weeks