Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pennsylvania lags in women officeholders

Pennsylvania lags in women officeholders

"The Center for Women and American Politics at Rutgers University (in New Jersey, which elected a female governor, Christie Whitman, in the 1990s) ranks Pennsylvania 42d of 50 states for percentage of female officeholders.

The Keystone State has yet to elect a female governor, attorney general, or U.S. senator. A woman has never occupied the office on the second floor of Philadelphia City Hall. And of all the women in Congress, Pennsylvania claims but one: Allyson Y. Schwartz (D, Montgomery)."

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