Malka Zeefe is 38, and until recently, she'd never considered running for political office.
But since the election, Zeefe, who's a corporate lawyer and lives in Alexandria, Virginia, has already sought out and been appointed to a city commission for children, youth and families. She's a registered Democrat, and now she's thinking about running for school board.
"For me, the time of just sitting back is over," she said.
Republicans are inspired too.