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Qualification Requirements to Run for Public Office

Federal Offices

Office Age Residency / Citizenship

President of the United States
(United States Const., Art. II, § 1-4)

35 Years

  • 14 yrs. Resident in Nation
  • Natural Born Citizen

United States Senator
(United States Const., Art. I, § 3-3)

30 Years

  • Inhabitant of State
  • U.S. Citizen for 9 years

Representative in Congress
(United States Const., Art. I, § 2-2)

25 Years

  • Inhabitant of State
  • U.S. Citizen for 7 years


NJ State Offices

Office Age Residency / Citizenship

Governor

30 Years

  • 7 yrs. Resident of the State
  • U.S. Citizen

Delegates to National

18 Years

  • Inhabitant of State
  • U.S. Citizen for 9 years

Representative in Congress

25 Years

  • Inhabitant of State
  • U.S. Citizen for 7 years

New Jersey Senate

30 Years

  • 4 yrs. Resident of the State
  • U.S. Citizen

New Jersey General Assembly

21 Years

  • 2 yrs. Resident of the State
  • U.S. Citizen

County Office

18 Years

  • Resident of the State
  • U.S. Citizen

State Committee

18 Years

  • Resident of the State
  • U.S. Citizen

Municipalities

18 Years

  • 1 yr. Resident of the State
  • U.S. Citizen

Who's Ready For Some Action?

Building relationships is an on-going job and political work is vital for every member.Turning Union productivity and grass-roots power into jobs involves building powerful relationships in state and local governments, and membership involvement. You can be a part of this process by running for political positions.

We're looking for Carpenters who are ready to take their political game to the next level. If you want to learn more, send an email to political@northeastcarpenters.org  and enter "member action" in the subject line.