Ok, this has been a long time coming. People have heard me say something along these lines on irc, IM, in person, etc. But now I’m putting it up on the tubes.
- An elected official is chosen to fill a specific role
- While elected, they are an employee of the people they represent
- Campaigning for an elected position is a demanding job in itself
- By accepting an elected position, you will give an oath to your constituents to fulfill that job
It shall be illegal for an official, currently serving in an elected position, to campaign for an alternate elected position. To legally campaign for any elected position, you may not be a public official in any standing except for the same position you are campaigning for (re-election). (continue reading…)