To run for an office

to stand as a candidate for an office.

See also: Run

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"But the reality is, that I've promised my wife I would never do something like that - move somewhere else just to run for an office. We want our kids to have a stable home and school life."