Interested in running for office?

By Monica Negele

Have you ever considered running for a local government office? Join Purdue Extension, the League of Women Voters, Montgomery County Republican and Democrat parties, and the Montgomery County Clerk’s office to learn more about the process of running for local office. This program is for citizens interested in running for local elected office in 2022 or the future.

Community members will be able gain knowledge about the process of running for office. They will learn what positions are on the ballot for the upcoming elections and what roles and qualifications are needed for those position. There will be time to connect with local political parties and current and past elected officials during a panel discussion. Finally, participants can learn about the resources available for those running and any ethical considerations in both running and serving in a local elected office.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021

Time: 6-8 PM

Where: Fusion 54, 3rd floor

Purdue Extension strives to build local leaders through all of our programming efforts. During Running for Office, we will have some of our youngest local leaders demonstrate the process of learning to “agree to disagree”. 4-H members will be posing some hot topic questions to the audience to help potential candidates create their stance on a subject while learning to be respectful of a differing view.

Not interested in running for office. That’s ok join us to learn how you can be involved in the electoral process. It takes a lot of volunteers to run a fair and just election process. Light refreshments are provided by the League of Women Voters, The Montgomery County Republican party and the Montgomery County Democrat party.

Monica Nagele is the County Extension Director and educator of health and human science for the Montgomery County Purdue Extension.