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GRADE LEVEL / YEAR
City government organization varies. Some have mayors; all elect councils or commissions. Find your city's municipal structure here. >>>
The # of signatures you need is 2% of the highest vote total for any one candidate in the last county election. Signers must be eligible to vote for you; they can be from any political party.
Resident for at least a year; controller & treasurer must be over 21
Must be registered as a Green 30 days before the primary
May not hold other elective office
Terms: 4 years
A brief campaign finance statement must be filed with the county even if no expenses are incurred. Expenses over $250 must be itemized and regularly reported.
Greens do not run in the April primary, only in the November general election.
Circulate nominating papers
Find out what offices will be open & what the highest vote total was for county office in the last election.
HOURS & PAY
Must file personal financial statement
Jan - Feb
Form an election committee (you will need a chair & a treasurer); develop your theme, message & strategy
There are 57 cities in PA & all of them will elect some offices in 2019. Visit your city's website or call your County Board of Elections for info. >>>
These are typically part-time, modestly paid positions. Compensation & hours vary.
Respond to constituent needs & represent the community to other levels of government.
You must be an accountant to run for controller or treasurer, but these are excellent offices for 3rd party runs!
Partial List of Municipal Websites
IN A CITY
Budgeting & oversight of municipal programs
Establish tax rates, borrow funds
Regulate land use & business activity
Attend public meetings usually twice a month
Be available to constituents