IRV lost in the courts for this election. There is nothing like running for office to teach you the issues. Feel free to use this group for support while you do this. People I've met on the campaign say it's good to make your big mistakes when you are a rookie, when people notice little. I say the DOE is just a small audience and wouldn't worry about it.
Do your best not to be too aggressive in your approach when getting started. Just go with the flow until you get the feel of things. If you have questions, ask US before confronting THEM. Then formulate your position and go.
Thank you so much for running. It will be a defining moment in your life. Once again, please feel free to work closely with our team.