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Being an elected official can feel like attending a wedding six days a week. As chair of the Board of County Commissioners in Chester County, Pa., Republican Michelle Kichline says it’s common for her to sit down to the equivalent of a wedding feast almost daily. “When every day of your life is a special event, you will put on weight,” she says.

Ms. Kichline is responsible for a county west of Philadelphia that’s almost as large as Rhode Island. “I might get asked to attend a breakfast on the border of Maryland and then speak...