Many individuals express interest in running for office then take a step back. There is a tendency of more males running for office than women do. This should not discourage women. One thing that the Red State Women group focuses on is it encourages women to run and take that step.
There are all levels of holding office. We’ve got to remove this myth that there’s only a State Legislative office or only County Commissioner or only US Congress positions. There are so many other positions that are extremely important to local levels of government.
Everything takes time. But so does PTA, so do these non-profit organizations that you may spend time on. If you would sit down and think about the number of things you spend your time and resources on and break that up, I would see it possible that a candidate can make the time to run. Whether you’re male or female, whether you have a family, whether you’re single, whether you’re a professional, anyone can make the time.
Really invest research into, “How long is it going to take me to do this? How much time do I really need to invest?” Do your homework. A person looking to run can speak to a legislator or a city councilperson for advice on time management.
Remove the barriers from your mind that tell you “There’s not enough time,” or “I can’t do that and have a family.” It’s not easy. But nothing in life worth doing is easy. I would encourage you to really find a mentor and have that conversation about removing those road blocks or those myths that you have.