Newly elected Oklahoma County District 1 Commissioner Carrie Blumert had to put up with several iterations of this same script:
Knocked a man’s door
Him: “You look like a little girl!”
Me: “well sir I’m 31.”
Later on in the conversation:
Him: “it sure would be nice to have a little girl in that office”
Me: “yes I think it would be good to have a young woman elected.”
— Carrie Blumert (@CarrieBlumert) August 24, 2018
Which is not to say that only men caused her to raise an eyebrow:
Knocked a woman’s door
“Hi my name is Carrie. I’m running for County commissioner and I came by to introduce myself!”
“You’re too little!”
— Carrie Blumert (@CarrieBlumert) August 16, 2018
And she had to knock on a lot of doors. Under the commissioner system, each county gets exactly three commissioners; each of them, in this county, has to cover an area home to a quarter-million people. (No State House or Senate member has as large a constituency.) Yes, we voted for her.
And yeah, we’d do it again.