An NYU scholar, global development expert, wife and mother of two, Grechen Shirley has raised $126,000 for her campaign. She says her husband and her mom help on nights and weekends and she’s still paying back some loans from her MBA. She asked the FEC to use some of her campaign funds on a babysitter as she prepares for her primary showdown against DuWayne Gregory in the June 26 primary.
“To run for office is a full-time job with no salary,” she told McLogan. “I want to be able to use my campaign funds to pay for child care. It’s a first step to making sure we have working Americans and parents running for office.”