Does the “resign-to-run” law require a state, district, county, or municipal officer to resign before running for federal office?

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Does the “resign-to-run” law require a state, district, county, or municipal officer to resign before running for federal office?

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No. The “resign-to-run” law prohibits an officer from qualifying as a candidate for another state, district, county or municipal public office if the terms or any part overlap with each other unless the officer submits a resignation from the office the person presently holds. Therefore, the “resign-to-run” law would not preclude a sitting state, district, county, or municipal officer from qualifying as a candidate for federal office without resigning from the office the person presently holds as long as the officer is not also seeking to qualify for re-election to his or her present office.