No joke: 2013 is a municipal election year in Pennsylvania. You’ll be voting for township supervisors, borough and city council members, school district directors, and other local offices. The primary isn’t until May, and the general election won’t happen until next November, so why think about this now?
Because if you plan to run for office, it’s time to get ready. To become a candidate you must circulate and submit a petition of candidacy - and you can only do that from mid-February to mid-March. In other words, you need to know very soon whether or not you’d like to give it a try.
You’re probably thinking this blog is for somebody else, because the thought of being an elected official never crossed your mind. But maybe you should consider it. Here are a few reasons why:"
See http://extension.psu.edu/ecd/news/2012/time-to-run-for-office for more.