Running for state office is fun and being a state officer is exciting and challenging. We are trying to fill six office positions this year.
Are you thinking about running for state office? Well if you are here is how it's done!
1. Get an application from the Iowa FBLA website found under resources for students.
2. Get it all filled out, signed and returned to Mrs. Mojeiko by January 20th.
3. Study for the state officer exam. You must take the state officer qualifying exam and pass this exam with at least a 75%
4. After taking the test you will hear back from the State Officer Advisor, Mrs. Mojieko, then begin preparing your campaign
Campaigns aren't always the easiest thing to put together so starting early isn't always a bad idea. If you need help brainstorming for booth ideas or campaign ideas, I suggest you reach out to an individual who has run in the past. You are required to prepare a speech that does not extend over a 4 minute limit. I would suggest that you tie in some sort of theme or slogan that is catchy for the audience. (In my case”Rollin with Bolen”) Networking and connections are key when it comes to election time so make sure you are being an active and impactful member in your local chapter. Throughout the campaign time you cannot share on any social media that you are planning on running until the conference. The is a rule that ensures an equal and fair race.
Also if you are planning to run for national office at NLC this summer you must write a letter of intend and send it to Lou Voss.
I personally want to wish you the best of luck with your campaign, and cannot wait to see all of the candidates at SLC!