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The political candidate who wasn’t, or, why it's so hard to run for office

Maddie Segal
Erin Keever/WUNC
Maddie Segal

Candidate filing is in full swing across North Carolina, with political hopefuls declaring their stake as the next member of Congress, state Senator, or County Commissioner.

But what about people who want to run for office - but can't - due to the time and money constraints placed on would-be office holders? We'll talk with one such non-candidate.


Maddie Segal, local woman who has considered running for political office

Maggie Barlow, democratic political strategist

Jeff Tiberii is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Jeff joined WUNC in 2011. During his 20 years in public radio, he was Morning Edition Host at WFDD and WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and later, the Capitol Bureau Chief. Jeff has covered state and federal politics, produced the radio documentary “Right Turn,” launched a podcast, and was named North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year four times.