Does Pawnee have someone with the intelligence, popularity and political savvy to run for higher office? Knope. When Leslie is finally approached with the possibility of mounting a political campaign for public office, it could be a dream come true. But can she balance her political ambition with her forbidden romance with Ben while keeping it a secret from Chris? This has the makings of an explosive political scandal. And Leslie isn't the only one with a dream.
Leslie tells Ben that she's running for office; Ron and Tammy One face off.
Tammy 1 attempts to control Ron while Ben discovers that Tom's business model isn't going to work.
Pawneeans doubt Leslie's birthplace while Ann tries desperately to make small talk with Ron and April.
Ron's Pawnee Rangers take on Leslie's Pawnee Goddesses while Tom and Donna try to get Ben to relax.
April and Andy throw a Halloween party while Tom hijacks an event intended to promote Leslie's campaign.
A cult claims the end of the world is nigh, while Leslie has to face a harsh truth about her relationship with Ben.
Ben and Leslie have a rocky time being just friends during a Model UN while Ron tries to find a replacement for Tom.
Leslie stalls a project in order to spend more time with Ben, while Tom and Jerry redesign the Parks logo.
Leslie's trial pits her against Chris, and forces Ben to make a major admission.
The Parks crew comes up with the perfect holiday gift for Leslie while she deals with the fall out from her suspension.
Leslie enlists everyone in staging an attention-getting event, while Ben explores new hobbies.
Faced with a tough new opponent, Leslie and Ben disagree on the content of her first campaign ad.
Leslie holds a bowling event to gather support for her campaign, while the team has a contest to see who can raise the most money by cold calling.
It's Valentine's Day and Leslie (Amy Poehler) decides she needs to find Ann (Rashida Jones) a new man. Ben (Adam Scott) must enlist Ron's (Nick Offerman) help when he is stumped by Leslie's elaborate Valentine's Day scavenger hunt, and Chris (Rob Lowe) is depressed about the status of his love life. Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O'Heir and Retta also star.
While trying to get an endorsement from the Chief of Police, Leslie and Ben awkwardly run into Leslie's old flame, Dave. Meanwhile, Andy and the rest of the office work on a theme song for Leslie's campaign.
Leslie realizes that the department has forgotten Jerry's birthday and decides to throw a party for him at a special location. Meanwhile, Tom is flabbergasted when he finds out Ann doesn't share his taste in music.
Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) are caught off guard when her opponent Bobby Newport hires a powerful campaign manager (guest star Kathryn Hahn) from Washington. Chris (Rob Lowe) forces Ron (Nick Offerman) to start interviewing replacements for Leslie when work starts falling through the cracks, and an unlikely officemate solves a challenging problem. Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Jim O'Heir and Retta also star.
Leslie lands a big interview on an Indianapolis talk show. Meanwhile, Andy preps for his final exam in his women's studies course, with help from Ron and April.
When Leslie (Amy Poehler) finds out that Parks Department budget is about to be cut, she convinces Councilman Pillner (guest star Bradley Whitford) to make the cuts elsewhere, which causes unexpected problems for her campaign. Meanwhile, Chris (Rob Lowe) takes Ron (Nick Offerman) to his favorite meditation center. Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Jim O'Heir, and Retta also star.
Leslie (Amy Poehler, who also wrote and directed) goes toe-to-toe with Bobby Newport (guest star Paul Rudd) in their big televised debate. Ann (Rashida Jones), Tom (Aziz Ansari), and Chris (Rob Lowe) work in the media spin room, while Ron (Nick Offerman) goes the extra mile to save a party for Leslie's donors.
Leslie (Amy Poehler) goes on a bus tour for the final day of her campaign, and is caught off guard when an important person in Pawnee passes away. Meanwhile, Andy (Chris Pratt) susses out a security threat, and Chris (Rob Lowe) finds an unlikely cure for his depression.
It's election day in Pawnee, and Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) are separated by a razor-thin margin. While everyone waits with Leslie for the race to be called, they ponder their futures, and their new opportunities.