About

Welcome to Political Woman, the moniker of Melanie K.  Political Woman’s website is devised to provide commentary, wit and opinion on political issues and current events from a Midwest, moderate, middle-of-the-road point of view.  She is a fiscal conservative and believes in less government, …

Welcome to Political Woman, the moniker of Melanie K.  Political Woman’s website is devised to provide commentary, wit and opinion on political issues and current events from a Midwest, moderate, middle-of-the-road point of view.  She is a fiscal conservative and believes in less government, free markets, a strong national defense, and personal responsibility.  Melanie bases her commentary on either first-hand experience, or through careful research of a subject from both sides of the aisle.

Melanie hails from the Midwest.  She was born and raised in a middle-class family in Chicago, hence, she has those urban, albeit Midwestern values, which people consider either boring and colloquial, or “salt of the earth.” She has worked in both the private and public sectors, and her career has taken her across the globe.  She was an expatriate in Moscow, Russia for three years, and then while US-based, worked in Asia and the Middle East.

Politically, Melanie is on the endangered species list in Illinois, as she’s voted primarily Republican over the years.  She’s served as an election judge, as well as worked on local, state, and national campaigns. She was elected to public office defeating an incumbent, and served on her local suburban town council for three years.  She later served as a political appointee at the USDA in the Bush 41 Administration.

Despite her holding a Republican POV, no one should mistake her for a lock-step partisan.  Her views are her own.

Melanie resides in the Midwest (where else?) and shares her home with two very protective German Shepherds and two very high maintenance Boston Terriers.

All comments are welcome.  You can be passionate in your opinion, but remember others are reading your words as well, so please be considerate.  To contact Melanie, email her at politicalwoman@comcast.net.