On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, the Campus Election Engagement Project in conjunction with the League of Women Voters Morgantown-Monongalia County held the first ever Women in Public Service Forum on the campus of Fairmont State University. This forum emphasized the excitement around the tremendous number of women who have decided to place their name on the ballot during the 2018 midterm election, and focused on women’s involvement in elected, political, leadership positions. The panelists invited discussed the significance of women running for public office, what encouraged/sparked them to run, issues facing women in leadership roles (especially in the political arena), and the importance of bipartisanship. The panel was composed of individuals who are first time candidates, current office holders, former office holders, and young person with political experience. The panelists invited were split evenly among party lines to ensure fairness in representation at the forum.
Video by Jon Dodds.