Have You Considered Running for Public Office?

Dear Members,

Have you or a family member ever considered running for public office? If so, SMART Transportation Division’s National Legislative Office would like to hear from you. We have the resources available that can help you run a successful campaign.

From coast-to-coast, SMART -TD members, retirees and family serve their community in elected office. And while some might consider their chance a long shot, SMART-TD currently has three members serving in their state legislature, including the current Speaker Pro-Tem of the Iowa House of Representatives.

Aside from the state legislature, we also have scores of TD members or retirees who serve on city councils, county commissions and school boards. And if there is one thing we need more of, it’s elected officials with integrity who support our values.

Serving your community in an elected capacity allows you to tell voters the story of public transportation, rail and labor. As an elected official, you will wear an additional hat where you can communicate directly with other elected officials about the importance of transportation safety, infrastructure and jobs in an effort to expand its future in America. Bottom line, when you run, all members win.

There is a lot the National Legislative Office can do to help with your election prospects. We want to be here to give you the tools so you or family members are in positon to WIN! We can match you with a mentor, help with campaign strategy, conduct research or possibly contribute the financial resources necessary to help seed the campaign. If you are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact me.

In solidarity,
John Risch National Legislative Director SMART Transportation Division