How would you go about becoming a municipal or provincial politician?How would you go about becoming a municipal or provincial politician?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In order to win a local election, I would begin by getting to know my community.  Then I would knock on as many doors as possible, and make myself known to as many people as possible in other ways.  For example, if I stand outside supermarkets and malls for a couple of weekends, I will garner media attention and the attention of people who might vote for me.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In the United States, at least, all you really need to know in order to become a municipal or state politician is how to get elected.  There are certainly no knowledge requirements.

Typically, what you need to get into state politics is to have been active at the local or municipal level.  In order to do that, you have to make yourself pretty well-known in your community.  It is best if you have a large circle of acquaintances that you have cultivated through your job or your church or something like that.  You then need to start branching out from there.  You need to reach out to other groups and start to introduce yourself to the powerful people in community clubs, large churches, large civic organizations, things like that.

Municipal politics tends to be about getting yourself known by lots of people in lots of different organizations.  What I have described above is a good way to start that process.

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cindyloo | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) Honors

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If I wanted to become a provincial or municipal politician there are a number of ways I could go about doing so. In order to start my career as a politician I would consult and get the support of my family and friends, join a political party, and do lots of volunteer work.

is this an ok introduction?

 

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