CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —
A record-breaking number of women plan to run for president in 2020. Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California made her formal announcement on Good Morning America Monday.
We wanted to know how local women in politics feel about what’s different now from when women first ran for office.
Councilwoman Carol Berz says she thinks the current political and social environments have sparked women’s interest in public office. Movements, like The Women’s March, continue to dominate the headlines, but Berz says it takes more than marching to make women to run.
Serving on Chattanooga’s City Council for more than a decade, Berz says she understands why more women now are answering the call to public service.
“I think its economy of scale, I think it’s equity in business, I think it’s education – I think it’s all sorts of things….