“I’m a proud alum of Vote Run Lead, an organization which empowers women to run for office.

I had been holding on to my petitions for weeks before I went to their training. They gave me the confidence and skills to file to be on the ballot for the March primary.”


Mary Catherine Roberson

On March 20, Mary Catherine Roberson of Danville, Illinois, won her primary for Vermilion County clerkdefeating Georgetown-area businessman Darrin Wayne Holycross. Roberson is a solo Mom of three daughters, has taught English as a second language (ESL) at Danville Area Community College for several years, and runs after-school programs at Project Success in Danville.