Initiative encourages 'real' Utah women to run for office, seek service on boards

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  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    Pagan's back. I missed you. Mia lost because the head of Zions bank decided to endorse Matheson and all the east side Millcreek people bought that endorcement.

    Deseret News Subscriber 2 is correct. This should not be titled "Real Women". Just Liberal Woment.

    Plenty of good Republican women out there, including those in the legislature.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 10:31 p.m.

    Perhaps Mia love lost her election...because she raised taxes by 200% and her district was horribly flooded with little response?

    Moving on...

    Sarah Palin ran for VP under John McCain and lost.

    Hillary Clinton held the office of Secretary of State.

    Women's rights do not need to be a 'Republican vs. Democrat' issue, as women can be both!

    Women SHOULD run for office. I see zero reason why not to encourage women to serve their country in the military or political office.

    But the fact that Utah is painfully low on women representatives when the nation is pretty much 50/50?

    Is truly a shame.

  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 10:20 p.m.

    There are some wonderful Republican women in this state: Becky Lockhart, Mia Love, Diedre Henderson, Rhonda Menlove, etc. I don't think the people of Utah are reluctant to elect women but it may be that fewer women run because of other commitments they have to family and church.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Jan. 23, 2013 7:54 p.m.

    Correction to the story- This is not about getting "real women" to run, but about getting "real LIBERAL women" to fun.

    I doubt if the folks pushing this gave any support whatsoever to Mia Love's recent Congressional campaign. I guess they don't want to support people from certain categories, like being conservative!