Candidates for local office

IPO encourages people interested in public service to start by running for local non-partisan offices and serving on non-partisan boards rather than seeking higher office.  This better prepares candidates for higher levels of public service by giving them a better grounding in public policy, how to manage competing interests, and allows public servants to create a local coalition to help them be successful in future races.  If you are interested in running for local public office, it usually does not require us to nominate you.  Please contact us at info at indparty dot com. 

Candidates for legislative office

The election will be conducted via caucus or convention in July or August.    We encourage everyone who shares our party's values to consider seeking our nomination regardless of affiliation but candidates seeking our party's cross-nomination are agreeing to be valid proxies for our party's goals.

IPO will not formalize a process for legislative offices until the conclusion of our statewide primary after 5/12. 


3/25 Update - We will share updates with all legislative candidates at the same time through this web site. 


Given the immediate needs in our communities, our advice to candidates who are not currently in contested partisan races is to think of ways that they can help their local communities rather than focusing on their political campaigns right now. 


Contact info at indparty dot com with other questions.

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