Jean Sinzdak, Deputy Director of the Center for American Women and Politics, says ” We are not onlyseeing an increase in the number of women in elected positions, but also a greater diversity among them “.
The center gives the example of Betsy Price, currently serving her fourth term as Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Here are some of them.
Catherine Pugh, Baltimore, Maryland
She was a senator in the Maryland State Legislature, before going to the Baltimore Municipal. Ms. Pugh explains that her project is to achieve ” the kind of economic development that will bring prosperity to the whole city and not to isolated enclaves .”
Jean Stothert, Omaha, Nebraska
As a school volunteer, John Stothert began serving the public. She was then elected to the Omaha School Council and then City Council. “One of my main goals is to improve the taxpayer’s experience. I want every taxpayer who has an interaction with the municipality to have a positive experience, “says the Mayor.
Lily Mei, Fremont, California)
It was in 2016 that Lily Mei was elected mayor. Before being mayor in 2016, she had a great career in high-tech sales analysis and management. ” I am pleased to be an example to young women, particularly in a city as diverse as Fremont, and I am proud to be the first minority person to serve as Mayor of our community. city, “says Ms. Mei.
LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans, Louisiana
She is the first woman elected mayor. It is in favor of education and improving living conditions in some of the poorest neighborhoods of New Orleans. She says she wants to ” make life better for everyone in every neighborhood in this city .”
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