Yes or no, what shapes your decision? For me: Yes. I will, maybe as soon as 2009, as a local incumbent has run unopposed for two elections. Personally, that seems evidence of political apathy or a loss of connection to our traditional political culture. Also, I think we have a loss of historical memory, and combined with partisanship, has turned political candidates into an abstraction. Even though gaining political office may not seem a practical aspiration, being an exponent of political candidacy for all shapes my decision. Foremost, I hope to demystify the nebulous process of running for office. So, anyone else?