What It’s Like to Run for Public Office

In Short: Stressful.

WiLt Contributor
May 18 · 3 min read

Written by Russell McCloud

McCloud campaign sign on neighborhood lawn.
McCloud campaign sign on neighborhood lawn.
Photo by the author.

I some say that they enjoy campaigning for public office. That is definitely not my experience: I’ve run for local office four times.

While it was nice to once in a while engage a really cool individual in policy discourse, that was only around 2% of conversations. More…