Local elected women hope to inspire more women to run for office

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- There is a gap between the number of men in politics versus the number of women and a group of elected women are hoping to change that.

On Monday, women from Marathon and Portage counties held a round table discussion talking about how to run for office.

The goal is to inspire more people to run for office and educate them on how to do so.

Ka Lo, a Marathon County Board Supervisor, said it is important to educate everyone on this topic, "It is really not that scary local politics is really not that big. It gets really big when you get to state or federal. But local politics these are the policies that touch people the most and probably are the most important also."

The Empowering Women to Run event was attended by dozens of community members at UW-Stevens Point Wausau.