The number of women in Congress to date “has dropped to 17 percent and the number of women in state legislatures declined by nearly 80 seats, the sharpest drop in forty years.
In 14 years’ service as chief elective officer of the county, Falk’s budgets reportedly included investments in public safety programs and law-enforcement infrastructure, jail diversion programs for non-violent substance-addicted offenders, and the launch of a community-based initiative aimed at gang prevention.
74 women hold statewide elective executive offices across the United States
Women hold 23.3 percent of the 317 available positions
38 are Democrats
35 are Republicans
1 was elected in a nonpartisan race.
“The United States,” the Center reports, “has a poor track record of electing women… The number of women in Congress has dropped to 17 percent, and the number of women in state legislatures declined by nearly 80 seats, the sharpest drop since CAWP began tracking numbers over four decades ago.”
Maybe Kathleen Falk will be among the candidates.
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