I have had an interest in politics since my first ever Presidential election which I could vote. It was 1972 and I was a volunteer for the George McGovern campaign. In more recent years, I served as the Chairman of my county's Democratic Executive Committee and still do plenty to get out the vote for good Democrats running for office.
Being in public office? Well as DEC Chairman, technically I was in public office and mail would come to "The Honorable......" As far as an actual campaign, no. I like the volunteer work, being the periodic thorn in Southbeach1500's ample backside and prefer being "on the outside, looking in."