At our Spring Meeting, we asked for a show of hands to see who is planning to run for office. Six women raised their hands! We know of many more in our organization who will be running, and this is so exciting.
There are so many stories that lead people to convert from voter to active candidate to elected official. Maybe someone wants to fix what they believe to be a broken government. Maybe they have skill sets and can do a better job than the people in office. Maybe they are trying to turn Maryland RED!!!!
Whatever the reason, running for office indeed exposes candidates to public scrutiny and takes an enormous amount of personal time.
The MFRW will be teaming with other states to offer a Campaign Management School to help our great candidates. Stay tuned for more information.