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Former Kentucky Senate candidate and 30-year business veteran, Kathy Groob, has just launched a new women’s political blog / website dedicated to electing women to public office.

Elect Women Magazine at is the first independent, comprehensive magazine-style blog / website that offers women running for office a place to obtain resources, links to training, workshops, books and advice, statistics and the opportunity to blog or e-mail questions.
Women face a unique set of challenges balancing family and career, particularly when adding elected public service to the mix.

Elected women and those who have run for office provide the blog posts sharing their stories, their advice, and resources for making the decision to run for public office, how to get there and how to be successful. Women with and without experience can blog in - ask questions, offer advice and share information.

An assemblage of women candidates and elected officials share their stories and answer questions.  These women have run for public office —some have been successful and some have lost their campaigns but gained a great deal of experience in the process.

Groob says, “The site is women to women; people who have been through the process will be helping those just beginning the journey.”

Contributors include:

Madeleine M. Kunin - the first woman governor of Vermont, who served three terms. She served as the Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton.

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She is the author of the newly published, Pearls, Politics, and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead.

Crit Luallen - elected as the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts in November of 2003.  During her tenure as State Auditor, the Office uncovered millions of dollars in government fraud and questionable expenditures, leading to the prosecution of several public officials.

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Ms. Luallen won statewide office on her first foray into elective politics after a distinguished career in public service, and is now beginning her 4th decade of service to the people of Kentucky.  This service began in 1974 as a campaign staff member to Wendell Ford and culminated in her nearly seven years as Secretary of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet, then the highest appointed position in Kentucky state government.  As Secretary of the Executive Cabinet, Crit Luallen was the chief operating officer of Kentucky, with responsibility for over 35,000 full – time employees and a budget of $17 billion.

Roxanne Qualls - elected as a member of Cincinnati City Council in November 2008 after being appointed to council in September of 2008. She currently chairs the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Upon taking the office of Mayor in 1993, Roxanne established Mayor’s Night In where every Tuesday evening for two hours anyone could come and see her about anything issue or concern.

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She was the three-term Mayor of the City of Cincinnati from December 1993 until November 1999 when she was term limited from office. Prior to that she served for one two-year term on Cincinnati City Council after she was first elected in 1991.

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