Get Involved in Government

To the editor:

Are you someone who finds yourself complaining about how things are going in this country?

Are you fed up with the indoctrination in our schools? Do you complain about the push for liberalism in our communities? Do you ever question the use of taxpayer dollars locally?

Be honest, what are you really doing to stop it? Are you willing to fight for this country and move beyond being a keyboard warrior to help make transformative decisions in our communities? The Republican Party is helping by recruiting candidates at the direction of the state party. We have quite a few people who have stepped up to run for municipal government, school board, and county board, but I know far too many people who will complain about the way things are, contact me and ask me what the party is doing to combat these issues, and then offer nothing to help.

Listen to me here. Do not assume that when we are encouraging people to run for office that someone in your school board district or county board district has stepped up to do so. We cannot have this “someone else will do it” mentality. The excuses I hear are, “I have no time to run for office” or “I’m too busy” or “I’m not the type of person to do that.” Let me be straight with you, your time is not more valuable than anyone else’s and almost anyone can do it. There are people running for office and helping the party in other ways that are making substantial sacrifices. This country was built on sacrifice and I thank God for those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives for this country.

We appreciate everyone who has stepped up so far. If you have questions, please reach out to the Republican Party of Calumet County. Getting on the ballot starts soon for the spring elections. Spring primary is in February and the spring general election is in April. We can help you with your campaign.

If you want to run for municipal government, just take a little time to call or email your municipal clerk. Now (November) is the time to get information regarding how to get on the ballot. It’s easy! All of our municipalities have websites and our clerks’ contact information can also be found on by searching your address.

If you are willing to run for school board, it’s time to make a call to your school district’s office. They will get you the information for getting on the ballot. It’s usually just filling out a few forms.

If you are willing to run for county board, call or email our county clerk’s office. I contact our clerk on occasion and she is an excellent resource and very knowledgeable. Information can also be found online.

If you want to help out and are looking for other opportunities, reach out to the party at We would love your help.

Ty Bodden


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Kiel Kiel

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