you should run for mayor

If you’re fired up about issues facing your local community, you’re ready to take action, and you love to be in charge, then you should run for Mayor!

A mayor is the elected head of a city, town, or other municipality. As Mayor, you would be responsible for overseeing your city’s main departments, including the police, fire, education, housing, and transportation departments, vetoing legislation, presiding over council meetings, and making ceremonial appearances.

    • Oversees city’s main departments, including the police, fire, education, housing and transportation departments
    • Vetoes legislation
    • Presides over council meetings
    • Makes ceremonial appearances

To run for Mayor in most states, you will need to be at least 18 or 21 years of age, registered to vote in your community, and be a resident for at least one year. There is no particular background needed to run for Mayor, but here are a few skills that are handy to have:

  • Management and leadership skills
  • Willingness to make tough decisions 
  • Good communication skills
  • Administrative skill and ability to delegate
  • Ability to inspire others

Did you know that less than 30% of Mayors across the country are women? Your voice is missing at the level. We need YOU to consider running for office!

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