Trump victory spurs women to run for office across US: 'Our time is coming'
January 2nd, 2017
Victoria Oliver has been a police officer for 20 years, the last 10 as a detective, but it didn’t take a Sherlock Holmes instinct for her to deduce that it was time for her to run for political office.
“The election was so divisive. You can take the easy option and sit on the sidelines and criticize, or you can get involved and try to change things,” she said.
The surprise victory of Donald Trump in November was the clincher.
“They’ve picked a petulant boy to run our nation, instead of this incredible woman who was such a force and won the popular vote,” she said.