I strongly recommend people who are thinking about this reach out to me for a 1-on-1 conversation.
I was the first member of this community to reach elected office (albeit small time and comparatively low barrier to entry). I've since talked to many, many people who have thought through the question of running for something. I have more value to offer for US residents, but most people in other countries have found their conversations with me worthwhile.
Be forewarned, I might advise you not to do it and pursue something else instead. :)