In particular, some of the chief organizers of our community — I’m looking at you Cliff Lampe (among others) — would make amazing candidates. It’s a lot to ask, but I know you’d have nearly all of us strongly advocating for you. We also might want to find ways to incentivize this type of service within our community to minimize the risk associated with running for office.
HCI and the U.S. Presidential Election: A Few Thoughts on a Research Agenda
Brent Hecht
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In Missouri, as a public employee, I am not allowed to run for office unless I take a leave of absence. …. I have not looked into the details, but the barrier was created unapologetically to prevent or impede professors running for office.

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