Via FVLN’s Jennifer Rice on the Democrat’s primary for Kane County Board Chair,
While fielding question from members of the Kane County Progressive Democrats, Klinkhamer confessed she’d sworn off running for another office. “There are so many things you can’t control,” she explained. Her 2 ½ years working at the congressional level was a disappointment and soured her outlook on public service.
“People were just mean on a daily basis, but it has given me a whole new outlook on running for office. I come from a much calmer place. Running for office is like childbirth, once it’s over, you forget about it. And that’s what makes you want to do it again,” she explained, which drew laughs from the crowd.