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Kids go to work with parents at Secretary of State’s office

by Teri Vance, Appeal Staff Writer

Three-year-old Cameron George may not understand what her dad does for a living, but she likes to spend time with him.

“She likes to mess around on the computer and pretend like she’s doing stuff,” said her father, Steve George. “But like most kids, she gets antsy after a while. As long as she has something to color, she’s OK.”

George, public information officer for Secretary of State Dean Heller, organized a day for employees to bring their children to work Wednesday.

It was a jump-start on today’s national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day organized by the Ms. Foundation.

“Today’s girls and boys dream about being doctors, basketball stars, and President of the United States, and we support and encourage those dreams,” explains a Web site about the program. “Naturally many of these children assume they will have a family as well. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work will ask girls and boys to share their ideas about the workplace of the future with the companies that will someday employ them.”

Nearly 30 employees brought their children to the Secretary of State’s Office, where they were introduced to Heller and taken on a tour of the Capitol and Legislative Building.

Liz Hudson, voter registration officer, brought her daughter Mollie, 3, to work.

“She mainly likes to see where I go when she’s not with me,” Hudson said.

Although Mollie may be too young to understand everything that went on during the day, Hudson supports the idea of bringing kids to work for a day.

“It shows them who you are and what you do outside your role of being Mom and Dad,” she said. “It keeps you in touch with your kids.”


For information about Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work day, visit