Elected officials are just like you and me. The only difference is that they ran for office. We hear from many community members who ponder the idea of running for office, but who feel intimidated or overwhelmed by the process, the issues or the idea of becoming a candidate.
Action Utah can help!
Running for office can be an extremely gratifying experience and a boost to career and leadership skills for the future. If you are at all open-minded about running for office, building a simple foundation of information can take you a long way! Don’t underestimate the experience and knowledge you already have (We’re speaking mostly to you, Utah women), but do take a few simple steps to learn about the basics to decide if a run for office might be right for you. Here’s how:
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Use our new guide: How to run for office at any level of government to learn what positions are available and information on how to become a candidate so you can plan ahead for a run
- Sign up for Advocacy Bootcamp! to learn about Utah’s political and elections systems and get valuable resources and tips, as well as networking opportunities. But you better hurry to sign up – the first session begins September 5th! Register here.