AUBURN, N.Y. -- Before she became the chief executive of the Democratic National Committee, Amy Dacey got her start in politics right here in Central New York.
Saturday, the Auburn native was welcomed home by the Democratic Women of Cayuga County. Dacey spoke about the importance of getting women involved in politics at the group's annual brunch. She says on average, a woman will be asked seven times to run for office before she'll agree.
DWCC members say while there are a few areas of Cayuga County where women are well-represented in public office, there's still a lot of work to be done towards getting more involved.
"It's very difficult to get going in politics unless you have somebody to talk about issues with, to talk about how you run for office," said DWCC Executive Committee Member Barbara Post.
The DWCC says there is a shift starting to take place on a national level, of the 44 women Senators who have ever served in Congress, 20 are currently in office.