Posts tagged: school board

No Offseason (Illinois Family Spotlight #014)

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Turning from the November election, Monte Larrick, Dave Smith, and John Biver look ahead to the upcoming consolidated election, as deadlines for running for local elected positions draw near.  The three discuss the need for good local candidates, how to get start getting involved, and what to expect working from these positions.  Read more HERE.

Deadlines:

  • Consolidated elections are in February
  • Petitions may be circulated now
  • Filing process begins November 21, 2016
  • Petitions must be filed within eight days.
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Help Improve the Next Election by Running for Local Office

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Written by John Biver

The self-government called for in the first sentence of the U.S. Constitution (“we the people”) doesn’t take a breather now that the November election is over. We have lived through an interminably long presidential cycle which included debates and primaries that only introduced the less-than-stellar general election. Any thoughts having to do with political campaigning after all of that are, well, also less-than-stellar.

What comes to mind, however, is the alternative — what if we didn’t have the power to run or help other good men and women run for offices?… Continue Reading