Rachel Crooks accused President Trump of sexual misconduct — and she just won the Democratic primary uncontested in her race for a seat in the Ohio state house.
Crooks came forward with sexual assault allegations ahead of the 2016 elections, saying Trump forcibly kissed her in 2006 while she was working in NYC’s Trump Tower, to amplify voices that have been ignored and prove women are more than their #MeToo moment.
She wants to create good-paying jobs, improve public education, and make sure everyone has access to health care. She is currently the director of International Student Recruitment at Heidelberg University. She is running in the 88th state district of Ohio, which voted for Trump in 2016. She joins many women across the country who are standing up to injustice by running for office — and seeing success doing so.
Crooks is optimistic and her supporters are growing. She’ll be facing Republican representative Bill Reineke in November.
“I knew I had to do more than just resist, because the people in this part of Ohio deserve better,” she stated in a campaign video. “Maybe I can’t fix what’s wrong in Washington, but I can make a difference right here where I live.”