'Why not me?' More women run for office
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...