For Michelle Roman, it started with a post-presidential election family conversation about politics, and before she knew it, her two sons had persuaded her to run for an elected position. This episode follows Michelle in her bid for alderman on Lockport’s common council, including how classes with Women Elect have helped with the process. Women Elect support women through political campaigns to promote an equal representation of women in political office.
Michelle is an educator and life-long resident of Lockport, but she’s the new kid on the block when it comes to its political scene. We track her campaign through to the Democratic primary for Lockport’s 5th ward, where she is challenging the incumbent who is also running on the Democratic line. Will Michelle get one step closer to elected office? Or will her political inexperience hamper her chances?