After I purchased a home and settled down in a city, I realized that my local elections mattered more than ever. In addition to dictating my property taxes and the overall health of our city roads, those elections might also determine the quality of the city website, irrigation system, and even our water rights for the year. Instead of simply ignoring the elections and focusing on my personal life, I started analyzing the local politics and reading up on the candidates. It took a lot of work, but eventually I felt comfortable with my choice of candidate. I want others to understand local elections, which is why this entire blog is about government and politics.
14 December 2015
You've decided to run for a local campaign position -- maybe you have always wanted to be mayor of your city or you feel like you could really help influence things for the better in your county. It's not enough to just put your name on the ballot and hope for the best; even for small political races, you need to put a lot of time, energy and finances into conducting a campaign.