Elected Officials are individuals which have the power to make true change within our government and legislative structures. We vote for people based on how they align with our own personal values, and how they plan to instill these values and use their positionality (proximity to power) in the seat / office / policy area that they occupy. Often, Elected Officials hold the key to positive cultural and legislative change. However, these individuals who promise a lot can often be disappointing in terms of their actions to liberalised, once they have been positioned within an institution.
See: Power and Positionality.