...Emelie didn't think about running for office until someone said to her, "you should run for office. You're very passionate about these issues."...she's got a very good voice around equity. And people saw that value that she could bring to the table and so they encouraged her to run…. The same was true of Faith with her path. And I would also say that is true of me that people encouraged… and said, “ You need to run for mayor we want you to run for mayor.” – Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht on women’s paths to leadership positions.