UNITED STATES is 99th in list of nations with females in politics.
This is “particularly weak compared to other Western countries. While the U.S. narrowly beat out Kyrgyzstan, it still wound up two spots below Saudi Arabia.” PLEASE RE-READ THAT STATEMENT !
In 2018, 270 Women Ran
120 WOMEN ELECTED: 102 Democrats; 18 Republicans; 45 women of color
127 Total number of women in Congress today, January 25, 2019.
Senate-25, 17 Democrats
Governor’s Houses- 9, plus District of Columbia and Guam
Statewide Elective Offices- 86 women, 46 Democrats
Sharice Davids,KS, and Debra Haaland,NM, first Native American women elected to Congress
Ayanna Pressley, first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts
Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, first Muslim American women elected to Congress
Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, first Latina women elected to Congress from Texas
Janet Mills, first woman governor of Maine
Michelle Lujan Grisham, first Democratic, Latina governor in U.S.
Kristi Noem(R), first woman elected governor of South Dakota;
never too late to switch parties, Kristi!
*Stacey Abrams lost her hard-fought, certainly rigged, campaign to become the first femal and first African-American to be governor of Georgia. She is now being heavily recruited to run for Senator by the party but she hasn’t decided if she’ll run for governor again.
Kyrsten Sinema, Dem, won in Arizona to become first bisexual member of Congress, and was named the state’s senior senator by the governor, over his pick to replace Senator John McCain, Senator Martha McSally,Republican. Both women are the first female senators from their state.
Cindy Hyde-Smith,Dem. first woman elected to Congress/Senate from Mississippi.
While Young Kim, Rep, defeated Gil Cisneros,Dem, in Southern California, she is the
first Korean-American woman elected to Congress. Now if we can just get her to switch parties!
To use the latest catch-phrase, Women ” Got Woke” !