If you've ever toyed with the idea of running for public office, this could be a good year for you to jump. Dozens of school board and special district seats will be filled in the Nov. 5 election.
Once again, the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, The Bee and others are sponsoring free workshops to help citizens learn about what's involved in running for and serving in an elected office.
The first of two sessions will be March 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the chamber office, 114 J St., Modesto. Although the session is being held in Modesto, it is open to prospective candidates throughout our region.