80 minutes | Mar 31st 2021

Episode 6: BUSTED! Top 12 Myths About Running for Public Office

Join former mayor, municipal manager, professor, and consultant Alex Torpey as he briefly introduces the Special Series: On Running for Public Office, and investigates 12 common myths about running for office, such as myths related to balancing private/public life, public service being a thankless job, careerism in politics, and not being able to make an impact in the areas you care about. Check out all of the episodes in this free series: Introduction and Top 12 Myths About Running for Office BustedShould I run for office?Can I make an impact in local government?Starting your campaignRunning your campaign Overview— Communications and Digital— Fundraising— Organizing and Stakeholders— Field— Managing yourself and the campaign— GOTVElection DayPost-election day You can find more at rethinkingwithalextorpey.com! Please subscribe for more or reach out – Are there additional topics I should cover as part of the series on how to get more involved in government? This is a Special Series from Rethinking. Based on the demand and interest from people who want to learn more about getting involved and becoming more influential, or a decision maker, in government, I decided to create this free, nonpartisan, totally open tutorial. This may be valuable for those who are thinking about running for office, but need a place to start or don’t have access to these sorts of resources already. There will be more episodes on other ways to get involved. This series provides an overview in the following areas: Should you run for office?How to start your campaign from scratchRunning your campaignGOTV and Election DayWin or lose – now what? Each section provides an overview of helpful information. It is not meant to be exhaustive, nor is it meant to be definitive – there are many ways to approach this, and there is lot more detail you can go into. But for those of you who may not have access to partisan resources, or wish to run outside the party/power structure (go you!), I hope this is a helpful starting point. Do you wish I went into more detail in any area? Let me know! Visit rethinkingwithalextorpey.com or find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or reach out by email at: alex (at) rethinkingwithalextorpey.com.
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