for the first time in history, America there will be a record amount of 12 women governors To serve at the same time as they take oath in this month.
According to an analysis by the Center for American Women and Politics, this is the highest number since 2004, when nine women held the position.
Despite this milestone, this figure translates to only 24 percent of the nation’s 50 states leading the way. eight of this dozen female delegates are related Democratic Party and four republican,
“We’ve seen a pretty steady increase in the racial and ethnic diversity of women in public office at the level of candidates, nominees and then in Congress, but in particular, in the United States House of Representatives,” Kelly Dittmar told CNN. director of the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute for Politics at Rutgers.
It should be noted that two of these officials made history as openly gay elected governors, a fact that broke a long-standing glass ceiling, but also made room for gender diversity in the political environment. Made it
Winners include Democrat Katie Hobbs in Arizona, Democrat Maura Haley in Massachusetts and Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders in Arkansas, who won the November 3 election.
On the other hand, 149 women will serve in the United States Senate and House of Representatives in the next legislature, another new record, but women still represent a little more than a quarter of the total representation.
Of those who will serve in the next legislature in Congress, 27 identify as black and 19 as Latina or Hispanic, according to CNN’s count.
By these midterm elections, there were 24 women in the Senate and 123 in the House of Representatives.
Elected Representative Sydney Kamalager of California, one of the new voices coming to the House, explained that black and brown women face more barriers than other segments of the population, so when she runs, So his campaign contributions are less than those. male.
Similarly, she announced that candidates are still questioned as to why they are “not at home taking care of their husbands or their children”, a position that is still in the process of change.
- Overall, 309 women presented themselves as candidates in the midterm elections on 3 November.
- House of Representatives: Of the 263 women contested as Democrats or Republicans, 124 of them will take office in January.
- Senate: 21 women ran for office – from both parties.
- 25 women ran for governor.
- 42 Republican women are set to serve in the next phase of Congress.