Who Would Run for Local Office Again Right Now? Me, Apparently.

Local officials are spent after the pandemic year. What could make a person want to stick with it?

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Hard as it was, being in the thick of it with my neighbors last year is also part of what helped me survive it.

If I walked away now or without trying to run again, I know the weight of last year could color all the rest of the memories of the time I loved doing this. As people are burning out across all industries, looking to switch jobs, and find more flexibility in something, anything new, I do understand that impulse.

Sarah Stankorb is a contributor to GEN. Other works in The Washington Post, Marie Claire, Glamour, O, and The Atlantic. @sarahstankorb www.sarahstankorb.com

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