Thinking about running for an elected office? Download this article by MCDCC Chair, Evan Sorce or read it below. He gives you 3 questions to think about to make your decision.
Why Me? Why Now? Why This?
By Evan Sorce, Chair, MCDCC
For many, Labor Day is the official kickoff of campaign season. As the media focuses on the Presidential candidates and their stances on every position possible, locally people start to consider if they should run for office. Most people would never consider running for office citing a lack of the right experience or qualifications that would make it possible to be an effective elected official. As someone who has been around candidates and campaigns for almost a decade, I can tell you that if you are motivated, eager to learn, and willing to work in a collaborative process for the betterment of our community YOU ARE QUALIFIED. In order to determine if you are those things, ask yourself and your loved ones these three questions.
- Why Me?
- Why Now?
- Why This?
In order to effectively speak to media, raise money, recruit volunteers, and convince voters; these three why questions are fundamental to the success of your campaign. You need a clear and concise answer for each one. It is critical that you take time answering these questions and are completely honest with yourself in order to find the best response.