UMSL to train prospective local candidates
FERGUSON (AP) - Prospective candidates for elected office in Ferguson and other localities can receive free training through a weekend workshop at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The university's Public Policy Research is among the sponsors of the Saturday session at UMSL's J.C. Penney Conference Center. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 1:30 p.m.
Flyers advertising the session were distributed Monday at the first meeting of the Ferguson Commission, the state panel tasked with helping the community move forward after the early August shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Candidate filing in Ferguson begins on Dec. 16 and continues through Jan. 20 for the April 8 election. Three of the six City Council seats are on the ballot.