Why I Run

One of my favorite lessons I teach every year is the requirements for running for an elected position. My students are always surprised at how easy, on paper, it is to run for office. Some of them even get that little twinkle in their eye with dreams of running when they get a older.

That twinkle sometimes dims as we age. Sometimes it is because the idea of running is daunting and intimidating. However, the beauty of our democratic electoral system is that it is possible for everyday people to run for office. I am not asking when, because the time is now. I am not asking who, because the answer is me. I want to be the change I want to see in the world. I will not let my twinkle dim.

Theresa Coomer