Public Office Requirements

 

 Qualification Requirements to Run For Public Office
   
 Office  Age Residency/Citizenship
President of United States 35 14 yrs. Resident in Nation, Natural Born Citizen
United States Senator 30 Inhabitant of State, 9 yrs. Citizen
Representative in Congress 25 Inhabitant of State, 7 yrs. Citizen 
Governor 30 7 yrs. Inhabitant of State, Citizenship Required
Lt. Governor 30 7 yrs. Inhabitant of State, Citizenship Required
Attorney General 30  7 yrs. Inhabitant of State,
Auditor General    (N O T   S P E C I F I E D)  
State Treasurer    (N O T   S P E C I F I E D)  
Senator in General Assembly  25 4 yrs. Inhabitant of State, 1 yr. Inhabitant of District, 4 yrs. Citizen
Representative in General   21 4 yrs. Inhabitant of State,   Assembly  1 yr. Inhabitant of District 4 yrs. Citizen Justice,
Judge  N/A 1 yr. Resident of District
(Must be Member of Bar of Supreme Court)               Citizenship Required
*County Officer       18 1 yr. Resident of County
(except Home Rule Counties)                                  Citizenship Required
*Third Class City Officer       21 Citizenship Required  
District Justice  18 1 yr. Resident of District
(Must be Member of Bar of Supreme Court                 Citizenship Required Or complete training course)
School Director   18 1 yr. Resident of District, Citizenship Required
*Borough Officer   18 Registered Elector of Borough, Citizenship Required
*Township Officer   18 Registered Elector of Township, Citizenship Required
*Constable   (N O T   S P E C I F I E D)
     
*Special qualifications apply to offices such as District Attorney, City Controller, Etc. Consult the pertinent laws for more specific information.
   
Qualifications for Political Party Offices may be obtained from the State or County Committee headquarters. 
 
SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN THE EVENT OF PASSAGE OF AMENDATORY LEGISLATION