Candidate Wesley Mau had the temerity to ask his opponent Lynn Peach how she thinks she could “handle the responsibility of working while being a single mom” during a recent debate for Hays County District Attorney. He then added “his wife is home taking care of the kids” while he is out campaigning.
That he even questioned Ms. Peach in this manner sets a 1950’s precedent for his potential reign over the most vital office in Hays County government.
Mau’s attempt to retract his foot from his mouth — that he personally is fortunate enough to have his wife at home — demonstrates that he doesn’t even see the point. Peach graciously explained to Mr. Mau that her son is well care for while she successfully manages her private law practice. To my knowledge, Mr. Mau lacks her business management experience. To question her ability to balance career and family is an assailment of women and all working parents.
How will female employees or potential hires fare under an administration that leaves it to Beaver? What about single fathers? Are they also “incapable”?
There is no Democrat running for that office in the general election. The winner of the Republican primary will reign for ages. A candidate who question other’s ability to manage both a family and a career, should not be handed management authority of a government agency. Vote Lynn Peach for district attorney in the Republican Primary regardless of party affiliation.
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