RUN #6: Campaign Finances

August 11, 2020

The final installment of the 2020 RUN Wyoming was an inspiring coda to our six-part online candidate training series! 

Kate Debow Hayes of Higher Ground Coaching and Development, Sen. Tara Nethercott, and Albany County Clerk Jackie Gonzales turned what could have been a dry conversation about managing campaign finances into a deeper and uplifting discussion about the importance of women’s representation in the Equality State. 

They highlighted some of the factors that keep women from running for office—including Wyoming’s significant gender wage gap—and offered reassurance, encouragement, and congratulations to would-be and current candidates alike. 

The pro-tip of the night when it comes to campaign finances? Don’t overthink it!

  • Ask for money.
  • Track money.
  • Report money.

As Sen. Nethercott said, “You’re not going to screw this up. And if you do, you’re going to fix it and you’re going to be fine.”

A huge thank you from the Equality State Policy Center to all our powerhouse panelists this summer—and especially to everyone who attended the sessions and is running or considering a run for office in Wyoming.

Stay tuned for our next installment! We’ll be back with pop-up trainings between the primary and the general. And look for our civic engagement trainings in 2021.

This free, nonpartisan online leadership training led by all women experts and panelists ran for six weeks in July and August. Would-be candidates and leaders, especially women, are encouraged to attend future trainings!

RUN Wyoming was made possible thanks to the Cynthia Hogan Foundation and their dedication to the next generation of Wyoming leaders.

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