I'm now an elected official, at least on-campus. I just found out that I won the run-off election I was in to be on the University's P&S Council. P&S stands for Professional & Scientific, and it's the type of position my job is, the other two major types being Merit (mostly hourly jobs, not requiring a 4-year degree) and Faculty. Those two groups are unionized, we, the P&S people, are not, relying instead on the Council to act on our behalf. The web site, with more information, is here.