‘You can run for public office’: Utah County leaders recruit women to get politically involved

in Local Roundup/Politics

Throughout the county, state and country, women are underrepresented in the political sector, and a group of women and men in Utah County want to change that.

A coalition of local political and business leaders are encouraging women to run for political office in the county, particularly at the city council level.

In January, Janae Moss and Dr. Jessica Egbert were looking at a picture of the Provo City Council when they noticed something: There were no women in the photo.

“We thought that was such a disparate representation of the community,” said Egbert, who is executive vice president of strategy and engagement at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

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