Learning from campaign veterans can unlock tips and connections that reading online may not offer. But if you're early in the decision making process, these collected articles may help you on your journey.
Hat tip to Ellen McGirt for sharing in RaceAhead
How to Run for Office (New York Times)
How to Run for Office (Cosmopolitan)
The Everything Guide to Running for Office (Marie Claire)
Americans Say They Would Vote For A Woman, But … (FiveThirtyEight, 07/15/2019)
The Story Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Win And The Reality Of Running For Office: This is a tale of two 2018 candidates: one you know and one you don’t. (HuffPost, 4/24/2019)
The Basics: How To Run for Local Office (ngpvan, 2/1/2019)
Mariah Parker AKA Linqua Franqa Explains Why Rappers Make the Best Politicians (NowThis, 03/22/2019)
VIDEO: Plymouth Area League of Women Voters wants you to run for office (Wicked Local Plymouth, 03/18/2019)
Want a better government? Put away the protest signs and run for office (Courier Journal, 03/08/2019)
If Kirsten Gillibrand Can Overcome Impostor Syndrome & Run For President, You Can Too (Refinery29, 2/16/2019)
How to Run for Office if You're Not Rich: Running for office when you're low- or middle-income has unique challenges, but it's not impossible. (US News, 01/23/2019)
Workshop discusses how to run for office (Newark Post, 01/17/2019)
Indiana’s Youngest Lawmaker Encourages Other Democrats To Run (NUVO, 01/16/2019)
In the face of such ridicule, why would any sane women run for office? (Oxford University Press, 12/13/2019)
70% of the new House Democrats had never held public office before being elected to Congress: Look at the new House majority if you need more motivation to run for something. (Think Progress, 12/14/2018)
Female political candidates eyeing bids for 2020, fueled by midterm victories (Houston Chronicle, 12/11/2018)
How to run for Congress if you're broke: A candidate who's short on funds can take advantage of some of the provisions in federal election law. (NBC News, 12/102018)
Running For Office Is Really Hard If You’re Not A Millionaire (Huffpost, 12/3/2018)
7 Questions You Should Answer Before Running for Office (American Majority, 11/15/2018)
Commentary: Thank you for running for office (Bemidji Pioneer, 11/9/2018)
The Psychology of Running for Office: Inside the mind of a political candidate. (Psychology Today, 11/5/2018)
Democratic newcomers run DIY-campaigns in fight for House (Christian Science Monitor, 11/12/2018)
Opinion: Politics no longer just for the politicians anymore (Cincinnati.com, 11/30/2018)
My female students don’t want to run for office. That needs to change. (The News & Observer, 11/29/2018)
How a candidate’s looks may be swinging your vote (without you even realising it) (The Conversation, 12/2/2018)
On taking the risk....
Why Run for President? Because Even Losing Has Its Perks (New York Times, 12/6/2018)
Why Do Candidates Run for Office When There’s Little Chance They Can Win? (Teen Vogue, 11/7/2018)
Yes, Running for Office Is Risky, But It's Worth It (Marie Claire, 10/9/2018)
Running for office? Perfect the art of the ask - Reporter Kimberly Adams interviewed first time candidate Vangie Williams on her fundraising experiences (Marketplace, 9/25/2018)
If you have a disability....
How To Run for Office If You Have a Disability: The National Council on Independent Living is starting to track disabled candidates and train them to run (Pacific Standard, 11/5/2018)
If you have a medical background....
Pediatricians and politics: Things to consider when running for office (American Academy of Pediatrics, 08/15/2018)
If you are an educator....
Even If They Lose, Teachers Who Run for Office Score a Win (Education Week, 11/8/2018)
TIP: If running for School Board, see our collected links on running for school board.
Resources from Political Parties
Run for Office (Democratic National Committee)
From those that have been on the campaign trail....
Real Women Run success story: Hildale mayor tells women to "be brave, just do it" (St. George News, 12/1/2018)
Women for office: Elected officials, former candidates share campaign trail experiences (HJ News, 11/29/2018)
I’m an educator who ran for office — and won. Here’s how I did it. - Melissa Provenzano on her experience running and winning state office in Oklahoma. (USA Today, 11/29/2018)
Groundbreaking female candidates who lost their midterm races share what they learned (ABCNews, 11/9/2018)
Former candidates reflect on campaigns, political life (MetroNews, 11/04/2018)