Women and Running for Local Elected Office

Study reveals women don’t run because they don’t think they’re qualified.

The record number of women just sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives gave us images of government made up of lots of women with diverse backgrounds, however the reality in Wisconsin is that women do not run for public office in numbers proportional to the population. WISC TV interviewed Jennifer Erickson on January 3, 2019 about research into reasons women don’t run.