Northern Arizona University’s Commission on the Status of Women and Women & Gender Studies are hosting “Women in Politics,” featuring former state Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick as the guest speaker and a voter-registration drive.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Gardner Auditorium of The W.A. Franke College of Business.

Kirkpatrick is a candidate for the Democratic nomination to represent Arizona’s First Congressional District.

Kirkpatrick is a native of rural Arizona and has lived and worked in Flagstaff for 25 years. She also is a former county prosecutor, served as president of the United Way of Northern Arizona and has been actively involved in environmental policy issues.

For information on the “Women in Politics” event, e-mail csw.office@nau.edu.