Posted by DemocracyKit on 04/25/2017

Sami Elhajjeh, Former Candidate | Advice for newcomers

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Sami Elhajjeh, Former Candidate, Courtice, Ontario, Canada

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1. What would you say to someone considering a run for office?

Uh, just know what you're getting into [laughs]. Know that it's a lot of hard work, nothing comes easy as you guys are all aware, probably.  It takes a lot of work and a lot of time. Um, you can probably do everything on a budget like I did. I had a budget of a thousand dollars and I was almost successful with that thousand dollars, so just ensure that you do all your research beforehand; know your demographic. You know, even speak to councillors mayor's regional councillors whoever you can just to get as much information as possible and and educate yourself so that so that it's not a waste of your time. As I mentioned before, it's a great opportunity and and it's a great opportunity to benefit your community and bring about a positive change.

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