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Want to Run for Local Office? 6 Things to Know

April 3, 2017
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Want to Run for Local Office? 6 Things to Know
(From left to right:) Candidates Chance Mullen, Amy Craig, Emily Peterson, Nick Melvoin and Pierre Gooding are vying for positions within their local governments.
There are more than half a million elected offices in the country — almost all at the local level. This is how you can make a determined bid for one of those seats.

Whether inspired or angered by the recent presidential election, people who never before considered running for mayor, their town’s council or the local school board are putting their names on the ballot for the first time.

Thinking about running yourself? NationSwell recently spoke with several candidates to learn more about the process.

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