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How to Become a Governor

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Becoming governor is no easy task. You must be able to show your voters that you are someone of character, intellect and vision, and that you have enough experience to get the job done. Here are some tips to help you get there.

Learn, Then Learn Some More

Read everything you can about issues that affect your constituency, and have a degree from a respectable university to show that you are qualified for the job.

Avoid Scandal

Avoid any controversial activities and be wary of what you post on social media because during election time, these activities can resurface and hurt your chances of becoming a governor.

Get Involved

Get involved in public life. Volunteer, work as an activist and be a part of neighborhood associations. Get to know people and show them that you are a part of the community.

Start from the Bottom

Run for lower offices. The local school board, city council and mayor's office are all steps on your way to becoming governor.

Stick to a Plan

Have an agenda. Talking about "change" or "experience" only gets you so far. Know what the problems of your state are and what you want to do about them.

Voice Your Plan

Be heard. Advertise, hold question-and-answer sessions with voters, and debate your opponent. Make sure to get your agenda out there.

Play Fairly

Take the high ground. Don't get involved in mudslinging. If you can show the voters that you are principled and dedicated to improving your state, you will win in the end.


Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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