PAC formed to assist women running for public office in New Jersey

Former New Jersey state senator Diane Allen is paying it forward.

David Madden
June 29, 2018 - 8:30 pm
Diane Allen

Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio

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EDGEWATER PARK, NJ. (KYW Newsradio) -- She may be out of politics, but former TV news anchor and New Jersey state senator Diane Allen does not seem to be slowing down. In fact, you could say she's paying it forward.
    
Allen has always advocated for more women to enter the political field. Now she's starting a Political Action Committee to fill a gap she sees, at least in the state legislature.
    
"Right now in New Jersey, we're about 30% women and we're about 52% in the state in New Jersey women," Allen told KYW Newsradio. "So we see this great disparity of numbers and we also feel it on the legislative level."
    
RunWOMENserve is still in the formative stage. She expects to have a web site up and running later this summer, but $50,000  has already been raised. Allen says the non-partisan effort is aimed to get more women elected to public office to not only given them an equal voice
    
"Women are better able to multi-task," she added. "We're better able to work across the aisle and get things done. There are many studies that indicate this. So if there are more women there, more good things get done."
    
If you'd like to contribute to the PAC before the web site is activated, you may send a check to:
        
RunWOMENserve
18 School House Drive
Medford, NJ 08055