Resources for Social Work Candidates

NASW encourages social workers to run for public office

State political parties regularly offer education and training for candidates and those interested in working on campaigns. Ask your political party headquarters for your state party contact information.

If you are a woman who is pro-choice, there are several groups that conduct candidate training. Ask if they have any local contacts for you.

Other organizations willing to help candidates include:


Contact NASW


For the contact information of other social workers who have run for office, contact NASW at 800-638-8799, ext. 418, or PACE@naswdc.org.