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Guide to Your Local & State Leaders

Oct 6, 2022 - less than 1 minute

Local and state officials play a significant role in shaping our communities, making a wide range of decisions that affect our daily lives.

Despite having far-reaching impacts on issues ranging from education spending to affordable housing, voter turnout for local elections is frequently low. Fewer voters can mean outcomes are less likely to reflect the priorities and interests of the entire community.

Our guide is intended to give an overview of elected positions at the local and state levels, help you identify your elected officials, and assist you in learning more about candidates running for office. We hope this guide better connects you with your elected officials and empowers you to make your voice heard in your community!


School and State Finance Project. (2022). Guide to Your Local and State Leaders. Hamden, CT: Author. Retrieved from



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