Running for Office

Are you the kind of person that gets involved in your community, belongs to civic organizations or volunteers for causes like the PTA? Or maybe you already are a volunteer within the Democratic Party.

Have you ever thought about running for office?

People run for office for all kinds of reasons. Some do it to change policy, some to make a difference in the lives of others, and some because they feel slighted by the opponent. Whatever your reason for running for office, the Democratic Party of DuPage County can help you. Whether you’re seeking a seat on the local school board or a term as U.S. Senator, though very rewarding, running for office is a challenging endeavor and takes a lot of effort. The DPDC can help you decide if running for office is right for you.

The DPDC can council you on how much time, money and effort running for office will take. We can help you check into the qualifications for the office, the required papers you need to get on the ballot and what legal obligations you have to meet.

And once you decide to run, the DPDC can give you guidance on crafting a campaign plan. A campaign plan is one of the most important, but most neglected, aspects of most campaigns. Writing a campaign plan will spare you a lot of anxiety and wasted effort. The DPDC can be a great resource to help you answer a lot of questions that go into a Campaign Plan, like;

  • Number of people registered to vote.
  • Percentage of registered voters expected to turn out.
  • Percentage of votes needed to win the election.
  • Where your votes should come from.
  • Crafting a message for voters.
  • Deciding which issues upon which you will base your campaign.

The DPDC can also offer you guidance with:

  • Volunteers
  • Fundraising
  • Events
  • Direct Mail and Literature

Being a candidate is a full-time job, so you are going to need help. If need be the DPDC can help you find someone to manage your campaign, someone to be the campaigns Treasurer, as well as help you put together a campaign committee.

Thinking of running for office? Take the first step and contact us.