Have served in public office in the past.
Am in public office right now.
Running for public office.
Considering or wanting to run for office.
I work for elected officials or some high ranking government job.
I help out with campaigns.
I have no intention of running for office.
I'm not sure
Other (Please explain)
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
I vote, I remain informed, I occasionally will help if I believe in a candidate, and I participate in political research groups which pay well and are an entertaining way to spend an evening.
I'm more of a behind the scenes kind of person, and as I said in a previous post served on a planning commission once (and would do it again), but I have zero interest in volunteering to help a campaign. Maybe because I have so few candidates that I really believe (in).
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
I'm a member of a political party out of Philadelphia. Don't get to be involved as much as I'd like to though
"...it is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists,"
My political involvement? All in my head. I've never even voted. I have a small part of me that goes geek in public policy now and then, and when no one is looking I email my ideas to certain politicians from both sides, academics, etc. Rarely get a response. I think they prefer cash.
you obviously have co-workers who would support your candidacy
the reluctant official is usually the best kind
those who seek power, authority, recognition, insider information, special benefits on the job because of their union position tend to be the worst, because they are looking to enhance their own position and not that of their peers
if those like you choose not to participate, then you leave the union's leadership to those who do not deserve it
my youngest was born the night that i won my first federal trial, a title seven victory over my employer, on behalf of a female co-worker. i suspect you can allocate time to be both a good father and a good union official
on the other hand, if you delay your participation, your association with the former co-workers will wane, as will your inside knowledge of the work place. the opportunity to serve as a union official might dissipate
in my own instance, i continued my union representation after retirement. that retirement allowed me to be immune from the previous on-the-job threats to my job security. no longer subject to the agency's demands, i could openly solicit useful information using the freedom of information act. i could appeal to the media and to congress critters on my union's behalf, in ways which were impossible as an agency employee. but my knowledge about what is happening within the organization diminishes with each year of the decade i have been retired, because i am seldom at my former workplace. most of my efforts are now political and in the role of coaching officials with less experience
a union is only as good as the employees who participate in its operations. please do ponder the ways in which you might elevate your union as an officer of the organization
i'm just a voter and campaign contributor
a few moons back, i entertained idea of running for office... after speaking to a few campaign strategist, we all came to eh conclusion that i'm un-electable.... too many past skeletons ( i don't keep em in a closet, I own them) , i'm too brash and confrontational... i'm an asshole to stupid people... I swear to much, i have too many tats, and my "biker activities" would hold me back.
i'm an honest and forthright "bad boy".. and politics is a game for lying, corrupt, pencil necked "good boys"
**** em, i'd rather spend my days riding sleds and scoots...