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Run for Office

Are you interested in running for public office? We've got the tools to help you succeed!

Every year the state of North Carolina holds elections for a combination of local, municipal, state, and federal offices. These elections include the North Carolina General Assembly, School Boards, County Commissioners, Town Council Seats, and so many more! Throughout our state, and the country, REALTORS® have stepped up and heard the call to serve their communities through elected office. If you are interested in becoming the next REALTOR® to serve in public office, we are ready and here to help! 

If you are interested in running, please reach out to Government Affairs Director Will Shepard at

REALTORS® Online Training Academy

Another fantastic resource is the National Association of REALTORS® Online Candidate Training Academy. This free interactive five-hour course includes quizzes, exercises, and videos from REALTORS® who have run for and been elected to local office, and is divided into 5 modules that can be completed at your own pace:

  1. What it Takes to Run for Office
  2. Writing a Winning Campaign Plan
  3. Developing Your Message or Story
  4. Raising the Money Necessary to Get Your Message Out
  5. Tactics for Communicating Your Message to Voters

Completion of this course will also make you eligible to attend an in-person regional candidate workshop led by NAR staff and consultants for state and local candidates.

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