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You Should Run Holly Kim

You Should Run Holly Kim

May 26, 2022

There are over 500,000 elected offices in the United States, from Congress to constable. In this You Should Run Podcast, Holly Kim talks about what her important work as Lake County Treasurer in Illinois. Holly talks about how her parents instilled the values of civic engagement and how offices like treasurer can transcend typical partisan politics to make a real difference in the lives of others.

Listen, share, and subscribe today and maybe YOU will want to run for office too.

You Should Run AZ State Senator Christine Marsh

You Should Run AZ State Senator Christine Marsh

May 18, 2022

Before she was elected to office, Arizona State Senator Christine Marsh was Teacher of the Year. Now she is using her many skills from teaching to advocate for families in the State Senate.

In this You Should Run Podcast, Senator Marsh talks about why she decided to run for office and why it is important to run for office again today. She talks about standing up against extremism in politics, working on issues like protecting young people from drugs, the impact of overturning Roe vs Wade, and more. Listen, share, and subscribe now and follow Christine on Twitter @ChristinePMarsh

You Should Run Joseph Jones

You Should Run Joseph Jones

May 4, 2022

Joseph Jones has two decades of experience in the political world, from campaigns to the Harkin Institute to his current role on council in Windsor Heights, Iowa. In this You Should Run Podcast, Joseph talks about his travels to all 50 states, how politics have changed in Iowa in the past 20 years, the work of local government, and places to find optimism at a time when things seem extra challenging.

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You Should Run Santa Claus

You Should Run Santa Claus

April 25, 2022

Santa Clause is coming to.... Congress? That's right, Santa Claus is running for Congress in Alaska and he's asking for your vote.

In this You Should Run Podcast, we learn about the extraordinary real life of the real Santa Claus of North Pole, Alaska, and why he's decided to throw his red hat into the ring for public office. Santa has very real experience advocating for children and working on policing and public safety. He's hoping to inspire others and work on issues from medical marijuana to criminal justice reform.

Listen, share, subscribe, and follow Santa on Twitter @SantaClausforAK

You Should Run Bettina Umstead

You Should Run Bettina Umstead

April 20, 2022

Bettina Umstead is the Chair of Durham Public Schools. While education policy has always involved challenges, the past few years have been even more difficult for educators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this You Should Run Podcast, Bettina talks about what motivated her to run for office, getting young people involved in school boards, making Durham schools a safe and welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds, and pushing back on the growing attacks on public education.

Listen, share, subscribe and follow Bettina on Twitter and other platforms @BettinaUmstead

You Should Run Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon

You Should Run Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon

April 13, 2022

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon joins the You Should Run Podcast to talk about her new Congressional district, her inspiration for running for office, and, of course, why YOU should run for office.

In this episode, the Congresswoman talks about the tangible victories she has achieved in Congress, working on behalf of the unique needs of her district, child care, the benefit of having more women in government, working across the aisle in a time of intense partisanship, and more.

Listen, share, subscribe, and follow Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon on Twitter @RepMGS and follow this podcast at @YouShouldRunPod

You Should Run Chelsea Clark for Ohio

You Should Run Chelsea Clark for Ohio

April 6, 2022

Secretary of State offices are some of the most important elections in the country. With issues from gerrymandered maps to access to the ballot box, this office is key to defending democracy.

In this You Should Run Podcast, Chelsea Clark shares why she is running for Ohio Secretary of State in 2022. Chelsea is a City Council member in Forrest Park, OH, and she has been active in many political and social groups for years. She talks about her depth of experience, the ongoing attacks on voter access in Ohio, the challenges of running for a state office, her thoughts on the new Supreme Court Justice, and, of course, why YOU should run for office.

Listen, subscribe, share, and follow Chelsea Clark on Twitter @ChelseaforOhio

You Should Run CT State Rep Mary Welander

You Should Run CT State Rep Mary Welander

March 30, 2022

The You Should Run Podcast goes back to Connecticut for a wide ranging discussion with CT State Rep Mary Welander. In this episode, Rep. Welander talks about bipartisanship, protecting children, her decision to run for office, promoting more women in government, and her favorite pizza.

 

Topics also include whether CT Dems should be as aggressive with their state legislative majority as Republicans are with majorities in other states, crossover districts, and what kind of political atmosphere we want to build and why.

 

Listen, share, subscribe and follow Rep. Welander on social media @WelanderforCT and follow this podcast on Twitter @YouShouldRunPod

Pennsylvania Redistricting

Pennsylvania Redistricting

March 23, 2022

The 2022 election has now officially begun in Pennsylvania. Tom Kohler joins the You Should Run Podcast to discuss the redistricting process in PA, petitions, the difference in Congressional vs state legislative lines, whether there are any incentives left for people to work together across party lines, and, of course, why YOU should run for office.

Listen, share, and subscribe and follow Tom at @TomKohlerUM and follow this podcast at @YouShouldRunPod

You Should Run Kam Buckner

You Should Run Kam Buckner

March 16, 2022

People outside of Illinois have a lot of opinions about Illinois and Chicago politics. State Representative Kam Buckner brings a first hand account about the progress in the legislature and why YOU should be encouraged to run for office as well.

In this episode, Kam talks about what brought him to be involved in politics and to become an elected official. He talks about why he had initial apprehensions about it and what made him feel confident that this was and remains the right choice. Kam discusses his work on criminal justice and civil liberties, while respecting the important role of police in his state. Listen for some challenging questions at the end as well.

Share, listen, subscribe and follow Kam Buckner on Twitter at @RepKamBuckner

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