Jill Adair, Special for The Republic | azcentral.com
If you’re looking to local politics as a great place to get involved and serve your community, you may want to consider other, more difficult, areas of the job that will include compromise on issues, bickering partisan politics, repercussions of voting outside your party’s caucus, long hours, dealing with budget constraints and persistent lobbyists seeking to turn your vote.
“It’s the hardest job that I absolutely love,” said Kevin Thompson, Mesa City Councilmember from District 6, speaking to our recent Mesa Leadership class.
At our class – focused on city and local government – we learned that while public service is commendable, it does have considerable challenges.
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