Why You Should Run for Local Office

This week, I’m taking a break from our regular programming to talk briefly about something that I’ve been thinking about for the past few months.

It’s time that more millennials ran for local office!

According to a recent study, in addition to not voting, young people don’t run for office either. As a generation of people seeking to make a difference, it’s interesting that millennials don’t want to be involved in the institution – government – that provides the power and influence to incite change.

There’s never been a better time to run for office, and winning is actually easier than one would think. So if you have been thinking about taking the leap, here’s the motivation you might have been waiting for: do it! No matter your ideology, we need your perspectives and talents.

Referenced in this episode:

About Stephen N. Perkins

view all posts

Stephen N. Perkins envisions a world where people are free to fulfill their God-given potential, collaborate with others, and take ownership in their communities. His mission is to help emerging leaders inspire others and influence change. Stephen founded OUTSET in 2014 as a venue for smart commentary on politics and culture from the next generation of conservative voices. His writing centers around education, civic engagement, culture, and media. Outside of OUTSET, Stephen is a cactus dad, bow tie aficionado, and a driver of his Jeep Patriot named Reagan. Originally from Houston, Stephen now lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.