Wanted: Candidates for a Change
K itty Kimball had been a district court judge for ten years when she entered the race for Louisiana's State Supreme Court. The "good- ol'-boy" network applied pressure to keep her out. "One judge told me that it was not my turn to run," said Kimball. "My question to him was, 'When do you ever think it will be my turn?"1
More than any other period in America's history, now is the time for women to run for political office. Behind the media-dubbed "Year of the Woman," in 1992 are decades of hard work spent building political skills and candidacies of women across America.
Whether you'd consider running for office soon, or in the next three to ten years, be aware of the particular advantages for woman candidates.