It was a great, insightful interview with Gretchen Whitmer who’s running for Governor of Michigan. Gretchen is so accessible, kind, powerful and an inspiration to the women running for political office.
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Gretchen Whitmer talks about her run for Governor, her love of Michigan and her insights about this very special year for women and politics.
When we asked Gretchen about being a native Michigander, Gretchen says, “I’m proud to be a Michigander. Twenty percent of the fresh water in the world is here. ” When we asked her about the moment she decided to run, she reflects, “The Flint water crisis was the last straw.”
The challenges for running as a woman? “I’ve found I get compared to other women by men. But, I will carry my own baggage,” What about any insights for the first time women candidates? “Jump in.” Whitmer says. “When more women run, more women will win.”