Our county and its cities need concerned citizens willing to run for and serve in local legislative public office. If you believe that our elected leaders can and should make a positive difference for our community and you’re willing to do some hard work for the greater good, then you should run for a position on a City Council or on the County Board of Supervisors.
We need forward-looking leaders with the ideas and the energy to anticipate and prepare to take on the challenges of tomorrow; as noted by so many great thinkers, the future belongs to those who can see the future and plan for it.
There’s more to governing than merely voting yes or no; in many ways that’s the easiest part of the job. If you’re a conscientious candidate you’ll have to look into the resources that you’ll have available, the range of possible solutions, and the restrictions – practical, legal and political – that narrow your choices and develop ideas to reform those constraints.
Some of that may be eye-opening, but it will give you a greater understanding and appreciation of the process and results which will make you a better citizen and, if you are elected, a better legislator.
Even if you fail to be elected the experience will help you explain local government to your friends and neighbors and better evaluate the decisions that are made on your behalf to decide which ones are in the public’s interest for a better future.
Contact the city or county clerk for requirements and filing dates.
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