I frequently have the thought that there should be more scientists in politics. I don’t know why there aren’t but perhaps it’s because the people who are drawn to science careers are not the same type of people drawn to politics. Maybe another problem is that scientists typically do not have definitive answers. They realize that everything they think could be mistaken and have a hard time getting that message across to the voting public.
Anyway, I stumbled across a video by Kari Steele announcing that she is running for the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Why is that significant?
Well, she just happens to be a cosmetic chemist over at L’Oreal located here in Chicago. Since I’m able to, I’ll vote for her.
Here’s her website for more information.
Good luck Kari!
And if any of you cosmetic chemists are running for office, let me know. I’ll vote for you if I can and post a link to your website if you want.