Interested in Running for Office?

Contact Emily Hansen ewalters@washingtonea.org and Samantha Casne scasne@washingtonea.org for more information.

Interested in running for office? (...Or recruiting someone else who may be interested!)


We are always looking for WEA members to run for office. Elected officials help determine so much about our profession including health and safety protocols and how we safely return to school buildings. If you are wondering which seats are up for election in your area, how to recruit candidates, and what your local association can do to support these races -- we can help!

If you are a WEA member, leader or staff person we can send you our candidate recruitment toolkit. It includes:

  • One pager on everything you need to know about running for office
  • A presentation on how to successfully recruit candidates to run for office
  • List of School Board positions that are up for election this year

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member running for office and have already declared your candidacy we are unable to provide you with additional resources, due to campaign finance laws in our state. Please reach out BEFORE you declare your candidacy.

Candidate Trainings:

Public Resources: