WANT TO RUN FOR LOCAL OFFICE?

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(Learn about running for federal, state, or county office here.)

AM I ELIGIBLE?

To run for office in Texas you’ll need to meet basic requirements for the position you’re seeking, including age, citizenship status, residency and other requirements. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Qualifications for office in Texas.

I’M INTERESTED! HOW CAN YOU HELP?

LIFT-recognized candidates will receive:

Public recognition by TDP as a Project LIFT candidate (if requested):

  • Campaign-specific help with strategy;
  • GOTV and volunteer recruitment emails from TDP to our list;
  • Opportunity to obtain a VAN license;
  • Lists of registration opportunities (NCOA);
  • Voter targeting guidance;v
  • Lists of TDP donors in your district;
  • Prioritized access to Texas Democratic Party campaign-support staff; and
  • Access to the TDP-negotiated rates for peer-to-peer texting.

HOW DO I FILE TO RUN?

If you’re running for a position that falls on the May 4, 2019 uniform election date, your deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is February 15, 2019 at 5:00p.m. with:

  • (For city council) your local city clerk or secretary;
  • (For school board) the secretary of your school board’s district;
  • (For other districts) the secretary of the local district.

NOTE: You’ll need to appoint a campaign treasurer before accepting or spending $500 on your campaign. Sign up below for a checklist of key actions that you’ll need to take to launch your campaign!

I WANT TO LEARN MORE!

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