About Run for Something

At Run for Something, we recruit and support passionate, diverse, young progressives running for local office. More specifically, we look for problem-solving young people (40 and under) to run for state and local elected offices like school board, city council, and state legislature, which results in better policy right away and a better pipeline of federal and statewide candidates in the future. We support them with training, mentorship, resources, endorsements, and with a strong community of other candidates. In this work, we’ve changed the national conversation around seeking public office.

We’ve endorsed candidates in over 3,200 races across all 50 states and DC, and won over 1,000 elections. 50% of our endorsed candidates identify as women or non-binary leaders, more than 50% identify as people of color, and 20% identify as LGBTQIA+ folks.

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