Everyone who has ever become president started out at the bottom and worked their way up. The first thing any president did was learn how to run for office. Although there are some exceptions, most people start by campaigning for a local office, though there are some who run for a position in the state and federal government who don’t first get their feet wet in the local campaigns. A surprising number of politicians get their first experience in campaigns by running for positions on the school board.
It doesn’t matter what office you are running for, if you don’t have support, your campaign will crash and burn. Before you submit your name to the ballet, you need to talk to your family and close friends and learn how they feel about the idea of you entering into politics. In addition to finding out how they feel about the idea, you are also going to want to make it very clear that a huge amount of your time in the upcoming months is going to be devoted to campaigning that you are most likely going to need their help.
Once you have confirmed that you do indeed have the support of those who are closets to you, you are going to want to check out the requirements for being put on the ballot for the office you wish to run for. Most offices require that you have submitted a petition with a predetermined amount of signatures that you must submit before you name will be entered into the political race. Many political offices also have requirements about the minimum age of candidates, and the type of education you must have.
Once you have gotten the petition filled out and have confirmed that you are indeed qualified to run for the office, you need to start putting together a campaign team and make your bid for office official.