The 10 people running for City Council in Iowa City are diverse in their opinions but not in their backgrounds – nearly all of them are white and most are men.
That is particularly striking when considering the three members who will leave the council later this year. Ross Wilburn, a black man, Regenia Bailey, a woman, and Mike Wright, who is gay, all chose not to seek re-election.
All three said they were disappointed in the lack of diversity among the candidates.
“I’ve been a little bit concerned that women haven’t been stepping forward,” Bailey said. “And not the sake of a woman running to have a woman on council, but a woman who’s interested in leadership that way.”
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