According to Christopher Halajian, running for local elections is one of the best ways to truly change the world. Every town in this country, from Southold to Mattiuck, has issues that need to be resolved. Taking on various town candidates and driving forward a personal agenda, be that to work closer with the police on a deprived estate, focusing on drink driving reduction along a certain major route, or improving access to education, means making a real change. But not everybody is cut out to be in politics.
Are You Ready to Be Elected? Considerations from Christopher Halajian
According to Christopher, one of the best ways to find out whether you will be right as a candidate is to speak to people know you. They will have an objective and external look on your strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to provide you with some real advice on how successful you may be. After all, it will be people like them that you will be representing so gauging their opinion is always a good idea. Not just that, in order to win an election, you will require support from the community so you may as well look into that before you start.
If you have determined that you do stand a chance and will probably get us some support, it will be time to really look at the issues facing the community that you will be representing. You will have your own ideas on what needs changing and what could be better, it is important to also look beyond this and listen to the ideas other people have. Again it is other people that will have to vote for you so hearing what bothers them is incredibly important. This will also give you an opportunity to get your name heard and your face out there which is important to come election time.
You also have to understand that no man is an island. There is simply no way that you can change the world on your own. You need support and help wherever you can find it. Hence, you should ask the people you speak to about community leaders who they believe are trustworthy and who they respect. These are the people you will have to work with so you may as well start building those relationships now. Not just that, they may be able to provide you with really useful advice on how to best run and manage an election campaign.
Once you have done all of this, you will be ready to create a platform that will be representative of what you stand for. This is where you need to think about your slogan, your catchphrase, that speech that will change the world. When you hear a speakers that make a difference, people such as Barack Obama or Dr Martin Luther King, you must understand that they did not deliver their speeches off the cuff. They prepare themselves and you need to prepare yourself as well.