A legislator is an officer who is voted at different levels in the country: congress, senate, house of representative, and city council. The main work of the legislators is to development and introduction of statues and laws for the people that they represent. To become a legislator, you do not require experience but if you have held state office before, you will be at an advantage when you are legislating. It is vital to note that there are certain things that you should meet before you can be approved to contest for the legislative post. Residency, voter registration age, and citizenship are some of the things that will be considered to determine whether you will be eligible for the legislative position. Once you are successfully elected as a legislator, there are certain ways that you are supposed to conduct yourself.
During the legislation, there are many people who see you as a role model. You should make sure that every action that you take can be emulated by every people who are looking at you as a servant. You should careful in the way you are conducting yourself both at professional and a personal level. You should be aware that unethical behaviors can adversely be affected. An perfect example of a legislator who has been in the spotlight because of his unethical conduct is the republican rep. Aaron Bernstein, in a Snapchat video that he uploaded, he is seen giving his 5-year-old son a cigar to smoke and also using vulgar language. Just that video has triggered many people demanding that he should resign. On Twitter, many people are constantly attacking him for unacceptable behavior. If you will be running in an election soon, your behavior has a considerable impact on the election results.
All the legislators are supposed to be responsible. For every decision that you make, you should be responsible for your actions. During the legislation, these officials should not blame other people for things they do or not do. Accountability in the public office is the best way as a legislator that you can elevate your reputation.
The way that you dress while you are in the public office is fundamental. The way that you dress will tell whether you are respecting the people you are working with and representing. By examining your outfit, one can easily make an impression within the first five seconds of meeting. The key is to make sure that you are dressing appropriately depending on where you are.
Keeping time is an essential thing as a legislator. In most of the cases, people are always late in whatever that they are doing. As a legislator, this is a mentality that you should completely erase from your mind. For all the work-related task, you should avoid being late or failing to attend unless when necessary. When you are timely in executing your mandate, it is a sign that you represent people who elected you and the co-workers. It is also shown that you are proud of your work.