Writing:Political career (state executive officials)

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Political career

This section is added to profiles about state officials, for example incumbents. This includes articles like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker or Former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber.

This section primarily features details about the state officer's political career, including previous political offices. The previous offices held should be listed in reverse chronological order from newest to oldest in subsections within the "Political career" section.

Note: controversies

Events while in office: For controversies that may arise while an officeholder is in office - such as a controversial position taken on an issue, misuse of public funds, a DUI, arrest, etc. - add that notation or news under the office in which they served at that time.

Events while NOT in office: However, if an event is completely unrelated to their term in office, do not add in "political career." Such events may include, for example, (this is completely made up) a DUI arrest during a two-year hiatus from politics. In other words, they were not holding a public office at the time of the arrest. For such cases, add this in the Biography section.

Events related to RUNNING for office: Election-related controversies go under the Elections section and are grouped according to the election year in question. Such content should not be placed above election results and other critical components within the year-specific subsection.

See Writing:Biography (state executive officials).

When a new section is needed: If the issue develops and requires further explanation, create a new section on the article and install it beneath the appropriate section, as explained above. In this new section make sure to establish the context in which the event occurred. In other words include the year and relevant office. The section name should be brief and describe the situation. For example: "Stance against tax increases" or "Legal woes."

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==Political career==
===Current (or most recent) office title (year-year)===
List most recent political office here and include details about responsibilities.
Additionally, list accomplishments or changes made by the officer during that particular term.

===Next most recent office title (year-year)===
Details here.

===Third most recent office title (year-year)===
Details here.

===Fourth most recent office title (year-year)===
Details here.

Example

Below is an example of how this section would appear in an article. See also: Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.

Political career

Lieutenant Governor (2011-present)

Wyman was first elected on November 2, 2010, running on the Democratic ticket with Gov. Dan Malloy.[1] She was re-elected with Malloy in 2014.

Comptroller (1994-2010)

Wyman served as Connecticut Comptroller from 1994-2010.[1][2]

Connecticut House of Representatives (1987-1995)

Wyman served as a Democratic member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987-1995.[1]

Tolland Board of Education (1979-1987)

Wyman served on the Tolland Board of Education from 1979-1987.[1]

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