Why Now?

Local Women in Politics

We know from political science research that women are less likely to consider and run for office than men, but that when they run, they win elections at higher rates than their male counterparts. This year, a record-breaking number of women are running for elected office. In this panel discussion with recently elected women in local office, we will discuss the various motivations and aspirations of each of the panelists in choosing to run for elected office.


Panel Speakers

Dr. Liz Altieri: Radford City School Board

Jessie Critterton: Radford City Council

Naomi Huntington: Radford City Council

Lee Jordan Slusher: Radford City School Board

Laurie Buchwald: Director, Elect Women SWVA; Board Member, Virginia’s List

Moderator: Dr. Tanya Corbin - Chair, Department of Political Science


Monday, October 29th, 6:00-7:30pm

Room 3016

College of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences

Radford University

Sponsored by the Center for Gender Studies

For Futher Information Please Contact
Center Director: Dr. Ann Elliott or Graduate Assistant: Tori Sheets

Women's & Gender Studies   Political Science   Psychology

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Last Updated October 22nd 2018