Put this here because it may have a factual answer.
On the TV show “This is Us” Randall is running for a city council position in a city he does not live in. He owns property there, but does not deny that he isn’t a resident. Even for a fictional story this seems pretty far fetched for me.
Is there anyplace in real life that this is actually possible? Are there places one can hold elected office even if one doesn’t live anywhere near the district or isn’t a legal resident of the jurisdiction one is seeking office?