Of the People: Barriers to Political Office
There are more Asian-Americans, Latinos and women in Congress than ever before. Yet they still remain sorely under-represented in the legislature.Â Millionaires, however, make up over 66 percent of the Senate. Weâ€™ll look at the barriers to running for office, and talkÂ about what the major parties are doing to encourage more diversity among candidates.
- Paul Beck, professor emeritus of political science at OSU
- Greg Haas, outgoing Franklin County Democratic Party chair
- Jill Bader, communications director of the Republican State Leadership Committee
- Erin Vilardi, founder and executive director of VoteRunLead