Project ElectEd

Project ElectEd

Welcome to an educational library of interviews by Project Elect with Latter-day Saint women who have been elected to public office, and professionals who help in political campaigns. Project Elect is a nonpartisan organization focused on identifying and offering solutions to the barriers that women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints face in running for office.


January 18, 2023 26 min

Utah’s Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson shares her unconventional path to public office, and what first inspired her to run for office, as well as insecurities she felt along the way.  We talk about why women make such incredible public servants, and why we need more women to run.

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In this episode, Audrey sits down with Cyd LeMone, Pleasant Grove City Councilmember.

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November 2, 2022 40 min

Sit down with Audrey as she interviews Bountiful City Councilwoman, Millicent Segura Bahr and hear her stories.

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October 19, 2022 38 min

This week, Audrey sits with Katie Olson to discuss her campaign and what drove her to get involved in politics.

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September 28, 2022 33 min

In this episode, Audrey interviews Sue Gong. Listen to learn about what inspired her to run for office.

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August 17, 2022 44 min

Audrey sits down with Rebecca Casper, mayor of Idaho Falls, Idaho, as they discuss running for office, holding office, and more of what may hold Latter-day Saint women back from running and how to overcome those obstacles.

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July 28, 2022 38 min

Audrey sits down with Debby Lauret, a City Council Woman at City of Orem Government, for a chat about her experiences running for office and as a city council woman.

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June 22, 2022 50 min

In this episode, Audrey sits down with Elizabeth Harmer Dionne and they discuss how she got started in politics and her experience while running for office for the first time.

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June 9, 2022 35 min

Audrey sat down with Lyndsay Peterson to discuss her experience while running for Mayor of North Logan.

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May 25, 2022 46 min
In this episode, Audrey sat with Margaret Woolley Busse, the Executive Director of Utah’s Department of Commerce,
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Audrey interviews Rachelle Price, President of the Rocklin Unified School Board, about what led her to run for office  and what it's been like to work with schools and parents during COVID-19 mandates.

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April 5, 2022 42 min
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Are you thinking of running for office but don't know how to recruit and manage volunteers? Is running for office not for you, but you want to get involved in politics to support someone you believe in?

This Power Hour is for you! Learn the ins and outs of campaign volunteers with expert campaign manager and political consultant Andy Pierucci.

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This Power Hour is all about being effective when running for office. Aimee Winder Newton of the Salt Lake County Council shares tips on how to become an effective campaigner.

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November 10, 2021 56 min

Tune in to tap into Becky Edward's years of experience as an elected official. She explains how to make your voice heard in public office in this phenomenal episode.

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Our most requested Power Hour topic: how to get started with campaign fundraising. Fundraising pro Melissa Richmond, Chief Strategy Officer of Running Start and former presidential campaign staffer, teaches us the basics of fundraising.

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Stephanie Leishman shares some of her knowledge and expertise in social media and campaigning.

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