Determining why you’re running for office and going after a particular issue that’s important to you is essential. After doing so, there are some basic steps you can take to start making a presence for yourself and building a brand in the community.
Get a presence on social media. Use Twitter and Facebook as a means to connect with others. Start reading up on the issues that affect the area in which you’re running, whether it’s a district seat or an at-large seat. Find an issue that separates you from everyone else.
Another important thing is finding someone to share ideas with. Finding someone with experience is best. For first-time candidates, it’s really important you feel like you’re getting pitched a lot of things and getting told a lot of things that could be beneficial for you. Joining community organizations can help in meeting people who truly believe in potentially pushing forward your platform and ideas that you share.
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