An inspiring library of interviews by Project Elect with Latter-day Saint women who have been elected to public office, have run for office, and work behind the scenes in public service. Project Elect is a nonpartisan organization focused on identifying and offering solutions to the barriers that women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints face in running for office.
Kim Rodela: Highland City Council
In this conversation, Audrey interviews Kim Rodella about her unexpected journey to the Highland City Council, and how this experience helps in her work with the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.
Candace Andersen: Contra County Supervisor
In this episode, Audrey chats with her good friend Candace Andersen about her more than three decades of public service. Andersen began her journey into politics as a young mother when she was appointed to two city commissions at once. From there she's served as a city council member, a mayor, and now a county supervisor. In addition to sharing her story, Andersen provides guidance in this conversation for how women who want to be more involved can get started.
Kristin Andrus with The Policy Project
In this episode, Audrey sits with Kristin Andrus, the Community Champion for The Policy Project. It's unusual for us to have a guest who isn't an elected official. However, she's made a big impact on public policy and is an awesome example of how to get involved without running for office.
Alexa Dadson: Mayor of the Vineyard Youth Council and the Governor of ALA Utah Girls State
Alexa is a remarkable 16-year-old young woman who is the Mayor of the Vineyard Youth Council and the Governor of ALA Utah Girls State. Her story may inspire a new generation of young women to become involved in their communities.
Shaunte Ruiz Zundel: Candidate for Orem City Council
This time, Audrey sits down with Shaunte Ruiz Zundel. They discuss Shaunte's run for Orem City Council as a mom with small children and how women in all stages of life can run for office.
Miriam Harmer - Legislative Director for Congressman Burgess Owens
Check out Miriam's conversation with Audrey about her career and her desire for more women in politics.