During a time when it was rare for women to seek office, Jo Ann Davidson ran for city council in 1965. Even though she lost her first election, this was the start of a remarkable career in public service that eventually led her to the Ohio House of Representatives.
Seattle born and raised, Dow Constantine serves over 2 million people as Executive of King County.
Haitian born mayor Harry LaRosiliere is now serving his second term of a city of a quarter million people, which has attracted the likes of Toyota, FedEx, and Boeing.
Rebecca Rhynhart ousted a three-term incumbent to become the city’s first female controller.
One conversation with Dr. Michael Crow might ease your fears.
Toi Hutchinson lost her first election. Then she thought bigger.
They're bringing new perspectives and ideas.
His approach to sustainability is bolder than most.
The first African-American woman to lead Cook County's State's Attorney's Office talks about how she's making it more transparent and where her confidence comes from.
Dayton, Ohio's Nan Whaley talks to people about policy where they feel most comfortable.
North Dakota's Doug Burgum is helping to build a presidential library in his state.
Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's."
Mayor Acquanetta Warren credits her father for her big dreams. "You've been to the moon," he used to say. There was some truth to that.
That's the advice of Kristen Cox, who lost her sight in her 20s and became a client of public services. Now, her job is to oversee them.
Mayor Greg Fischer's parents taught him to care for others. He's using their lessons to lead Kentucky's biggest city.
Themis Klarides is defying expectations and redefining leadership in the Connecticut legislature.
"It is America's cities that are here, ready to save Washington," says the Los Angeles mayor and potential 2020 candidate.