Friday, November 7, 2008

Running for local office -- How to do it right

1 -- Hire an attorney. There is a good chance the incumbents are going to challenge your petitions for office and you will end up spending money later when the local office holders challenge you to kick you off the ballot. A lawyer can help you from square one to prevent that.

2 -- You must file a committee if you raise or spend $3,000 on your campaign ...

3 -- You also need to start the process NOW ... don't wait until it's too late or the elected officials start talking about the election. In most cases, the elected officials don't want you to know and hope you miss the filing deadlines so you can't run. Or, they hope you will rush to run at the last minute making a mistake that they can challenge.

Start now, go to our election help web page linked on

Call our election law specialist Dennis Brenna and visit his web site at

-- Ray Hanania

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