Frequently Asked Questions About Running for Office:
Question: Do these positions pay?
Answer: No. Most of them DO NOT PAY ANYTHING. Some of the offices have per-diems and/or limited expense reimbursement but do not count on it. If you have specific questions, contact the office that you are considering running for. We do NOT have those answers.
Question: Are there benefits?
Answer: Related to the above, most of them do NOT offer benefits like health care, etc. If you are looking for pay or benefits running for office is most likely not for you. Again, for specific information contact the office in question directly.
Question: Are there filing fees or requirements?
Answer: Yes but usually they are not very onerous. The Registrar of Voters can give you specifics. They have a great website and are very helpful over the phone too. Be patient and polite when contacting these public servants.
Question: Will I need to raise money and/or have a Treasurer?
Answer: It always helps to raise money to get the word out by having at least a website, yard signs, business cards to hand out, and maybe even do some mail. It's optional though. We can help point you to a treasurer to help.
Question: What are my chances of winning?
Answer: Depends. We've had candidates file and then the Democrat fail (or decide not to) file at the last minute, so it's impossible to predict. If we're not even on the field so-to-speak, then we will for sure not win.
Question: How do I receive the official Republican Party endorsement?
Answer: Once you have properly filed, apply for the Party endorsement online. If you are the only Republican running - which is likely with these offices - then your chances are very good. If multiple Republicans end up running then you'll have to compete for the endorsement. We will let you know.
Question: If I get the Party endorsement, what can I expect?
Answer: Every endorsed candidate is listed on the Party's website - which receives tens of thousands of hits during election time. You will also be invited to candidate trainings which will help get you up to speed on campaign tactics and your obligations as a candidate.
Question: How do I get listed on the Party's door hanger voter guide?
Answer: Any endorsed candidate who is a member of a Donor Club will get listed on the door hanger.
Question: How does the Party's door hanger voter guide get distributed?
Answer: It gets distributed by volunteers and candidates just like yourself, walking door-to-door, visiting Republican voters in person urging them to vote and support our official, endorsed Republican candidates.
Question: How do I - and my supporters - sign up to help distribute the Party's door hanger voter guide?
Answer: Sign up using this link.
Question: How do I get listed on Official Republican Voter Guide mailer?
Participation in the Official Republican Voter Guide mailer is done on a buy-in basis with the cost dependent on the number of Republican voters in your district, the size of placement you are looking for, and availability.
Interested in Stepping Up?
STEP ONE: Confirm that you are a registered a Republican and that you live in the district you are interested in running for.
STEP TWO: Make sure you've read the Frequently Asked Questions.
STEP THREE: Fill out the form below and we will be in touch!