Local leaders to tell how to run for office

Recorder Staff
Published: 3/13/2017 10:17:18 PM

GREENFIELD — The newly formed League of Women Voters of Franklin County isn’t worried that excitement has waned since the presidential election.

“People definitely have that same passion but now people are really anxious to see something tangible,” said leader of the local chapter, Marie Gauthier.

This Sunday, community members will have a chance to begin to turn those feelings into concrete goals for local politics. Temple Israel will host the local chapter’s free event, a public forum, “So you want to run for office: Now what?” from 1 to 3 p.m.

The group formed in the wake of the presidential election in November and has gathered steamed since its first meeting at the end of January.

The event will feature a list of local people involved in politics: Cheryl Dukes, former Buckland Selectboard member; Joe Judd, Shelburne Selectboard chairman and town clerk; Rudy Renaud, Greenfield town councilor at large; and Francia Wisnewski, former Greenfield School Committee member. They will discuss how they started in local politics and public service.

“I’m hoping we’ll convince at least a few people in the audience to at least think further to how they can get involved,” Gauthier said.

E-book how-to

The League of Women Voters of Franklin County put together an e-book based on a collection of information from town clerks across the county, explaining the logistics on how to run for office. The information will be available on the group’s Facebook page and website.

“Now we’ve moved passed the big throwing up your hands,” Gauthier said. “Now there’s more serious engagement with a purpose.”

Temple Israel is at 27 Pierce St.

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