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Gilbert council candidate talks about running while female

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By Lily Altavena | Arizona Republic

A candidate declared herself “fed up” with torn signs bearing her face, demeaning comments about her hair and other attacks she says she’s weathered during her campaign for Gilbert Town Council.

Aimee Rigler, a first-time candidate for the post, said frustration with attacks on the campaign trail led her to post a video explaining the “Teflon” skin she’s had to assume as a young woman running for office.

“The truth is, running for this town election has been very hard, especially as a young female,” she says in the video. “It would seem there are specially sharpened daggers reserved just for us.”

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