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A panel of five local political candidates share their perspectives on being women in elected positions. The participants included, from left, former Wadena County commissioner Mary Harrison, Park Rapids mayor Nancy Carroll, former Thorpe Township supervisor Fran Laske, Menahga School Board member Sheila Parvi and former Hubbard County commissioner candidate Sally Shearer. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Female political candidates share election experiences

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"Why do women matter?"

That was the question posed to five local women with political experience Wednesday.

The League of Women Voters, in collaboration with The Whitehouse Project, hosted a workshop about women running for public office Wednesday in Park Rapids.


Nevada Littlewolf, a Virginia city councilwoman and Rural Leadership field organizer with The White House Project, lead the workshop.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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