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'Why not me?' More women run for office

Jan 14, 2018 - The Seattle Times

Leah Hadfield's "why not me?" moment arrived last fall, about nine weeks before November's election.

The 36-year-old single mom had toyed with the idea of running for City Council in her hometown of Roslyn, a former mining community near Cle Elum that was governed entirely by men.

In September, she launched a write-in campaign against two male candidates, including an incumbent who later withdrew from the race.

"It kind of felt enough like the right time,'' said Hadfield, who w...