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Statewide offices still lacking in female representation

1989-07-09 by Rachel Galton

Despite barriers to entry, many Texas women are beginning to hold city offices. Six of the state's largest cities now have female mayors, but success has not yet translated into power at the state-wide level. Women are less than 1/10 of the legislature, and only two women have been elected to major statewide offices. Ann Richards, Texas treasurer, was "the first woman to be elected to statewide office in 50 years." While her gubernatorial campaign looks promising, she could have to split votes with her Democratic rival Jim Mattox, who is running on a similar campaign. Read more here: http://articles.latimes.com/1989-07-09/news/mn-5218_1_women-mayors

 
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