Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar gave the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics address last night to a crowd of over 800 at the Iowa State University Memorial Union.
The chair has been awarded to prominent women of both parties each year since 1995.
Klobuchar became the first female U.S. Senator from Minnesota in 2006 and is mentioned as a possible Democratic presidential candidate.
Klobuchar had practical advice for women considering public office, including running for student government.
First, she said, start with your friends.