How to Run for Local Office

If you think you might run for office – or might work for someone who is – our annual FREE Workshop on How to Run for Local Office will provide you with everything you need to know about running for an Assembly or School Board seat, or serving on a CBJ Board or Commission.  Hearing directly from others in the community, assembly and school board members, and others is the best way to get involved.

In 2023, the workshop will be held on Saturday, June 24, in CBJ Assembly Chambers. The session runs from 8:45 am – 1:30pm. Pre-registration is recommended and required if you want a hard copy of the hand outs.  Register online at:

At the seminar, potential candidates, their campaign helpers, or others who may only be thinking about running in the future, learn all about what the jobs entail, deciding and preparing to run, how to get elected, and what happens if/when you win. Each attendee will have access to a ToolKit of information, including election requirements, the forms that have to be filed as well as many other resources for planning to make a run for the Assembly or School Board. The 2022 Toolkit is available on the CBJ Website (Scroll to the bottom of the screen and open the section called “How to run for municipal office.”) An updated 2023 toolkit will be provided at the workshop.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please email the League at: