The National Elections may be over but the state and local elections will be starting to gear up for this November. You might think it is too soon to even consider thinking about this, not in the least! All politics are local and you CAN make a difference.
Here are a few questions for you.
Do you know what the largest portion of your town budget is?
Do you know what commissions are elected positions in your town?
Does your town have an economic plan?
Most towns have a web site and you can learn about your town government. If not, stop by your town hall and request information on what elected positions are available in your town. I have been involved in politics since high school, starting out with Shellfish Commission. Currently I am an elected official on Zoning Board of Appeals for the past 7 years and plan to run again. The time given is very minimal, but very gratifying. You learn a lot about your town government and become in tune with what is going on in your town.