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Participation in Government Discussion Question 7

Students should be able to identify the different motivations for seeking public office.  There is usually a combination of reasons that include a commitment to a philosophical cause, a political party, a single issue, a constituency group, and personal ambition.  Students should also understand the barriers and burdens of campaigning, including money, time, and loss of privacy.

 

Discussion Question #7 - Why would someone seek public office?