I would love to serve in some capacity, but travel requirements of my job would be something that would be very difficult to overcome. I doubt that newcomers to this region would get frozen out at the booth as it appears voting trends here are directly related to name recognition within the communities. I would refuse to run under either main party ticket as well because I no longer identify with either. It doesn't appear here that would work to my advantage either.
With no intention of insulting anyone specifically, it appears that this area runs rampant in voter apathy, nor do they study the candidates to vote intelligently.
I'd love to see someone who had the long standing local name that had some common sense and a knowledge of what their constituents want step up to the table and run.