Run Unopposed: 2013Submitted by jaktober on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 19:21
When I got back from touring the U.S. campaigning for Ron Paul, I got involved in the local County Supervisor Primary run-off election. I started helping a local Water Board member. At one point he said to me, "If you ever run for office, do it unopposed."
He did not make the run-off and, despite me supporting and getting my local Green Party to endorse the candidate that eventually won the seat, he was the best candidate, but came in 5th or 6 in the Primary.
There are going to be a lot of local elections and local commission and board seats being filled without contest this next year.
A lot of appointed commissions and boards meet once or twice a year, some meet a lot. You can do this and run for party seats, in fact, this would help you run for party seats in 2013 in order to position for 2014, and it'd give you direct influence over policy. And that's the point.
Ask your local governments and your local party about filling for local appointed positions.
And if you are starting to think about running in 2014 (because it does take some time to plan) seriously consider looking for offices in which you will run unoppossed. This will allow you to help other candidates in your area at the same time as running your campaign, and ensure a seating of a Liberty candidate.