Meredith College will host a forum for women candidates on Monday, Sept. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.
Participants will discuss why they chose to become involved in public service; the challenges and opportunities for women in elected office; and why they believe more women should run for office.
All women candidates on the 2014 ballot in Wake County have been invited to take part in the forum, which is sponsored by Meredith Votes, a campus-wide, nonpartisan voter registration, education and turn out effort. The following candidates have indicated that they are participating in the forum:
Brenda Cleary US House of Representatives, District 13
Sarah Crawford NC Senate, District 18
Rosa Gill* NC House, District 33
Lisa Baker NC House, District 36
Yvonne Holley NC House, District 38
Margaret Broadwell NC House, District 40
Kim Hanchette NC House, District 49
Jessica Holmes Wake County Board of Commissioners, District 3
Jennifer Knox Wake County Clerk of Superior Court
Donna Stroud* NC Court of Appeals
Sabra Faires NC Court of Appeals
Lucy Inman NC Court of Appeals
Lorrin Freeman Wake County District Attorney
The forum for women candidates is free and open to the public. A reception for participants and the audience will follow.
Contact David McLennan
Visiting Professor of Political Science